The Tao of Tumblr Profits – How You Can Make Money Using Tumblr

 

There are tons of ways to make money online and social networking tools are certainly in that mix, but one that gets overlooked often is Tumblr.

That’s largely because it is the ‘new kid on the block,’ and those that have discovered the value of using Tumblr to generate income aren’t really talking about it. They like their little secret and plan to keep it that way for as long as they can.

Tumblr blogging is a cheap and easy method for business to engage their customers and to build brand recognition. In fact, it’s a great way to keep and grow your customer base. And if you want to make money, now would be a good time to forget all about traditional marketing.

Traditional marketing, with its standardized photos and slogans, doesn’t often cut it in our over sensitive, hyper connected world. The time is here to think outside the box. Tumblr is free and it makes posting easier than ever, so it means you can quickly create brand recognition and it provides regular, consistent channels to the internet’s consciousness so that you can achieve that brand recognition even faster. Just a few clicks and your text, quote, link, photo, video, etc. are posted and there for the world to view.

A blog that is linked to social media is like a lottery ticket for most businesses. There is a definite shift from spending money on advertising to spending that money on social networking campaigns, that are now recognized as being far more valuable and far more affordable. Social media in an incredible tool for business to share content online and that content is what is so important for marketing. Your goal is to inspire viewers to want to learn more about your company.

If you want to make money on Tumblr you are going to need to engage your customers. The point of social media, and that includes Tumblr, is to connect with your customers. Business bloggers must be continually interacting with their customers if they want to keep that connection, otherwise it will be lost. By engaging with your viewers you create loyalty and you build a relationship. If you are only engaging now and then they will quickly lose interest and leave you. Engaging is easy: post a question, ask for opinions on say a new ad or ask for a like on a new publication. Just a few examples of how you can engage your viewers. Those that are following you on Tumblr can repost your posts onto their blog and from their it can be reposted yet again and on it goes – much like Facebook.

The more internet traffic you have on your page the more it drives brand recognition and that in turn translates into revenue because of the interest in your product.

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How to run a solid Facebook Ad campaign even if you are on a budget

When you first start your Facebook ad campaign one thing you will notice is that performance tends to degrade with time. That’s because the cost increases incrementally to reach each subsequent Facebook user. In other words, The initial people who click on your Facebook ad tend to generally be the most responsive to ads. Once you pass the first wave of people the cost of reaching the following group increases.
As a result, you need to monitor your daily click through rate (CTR). You need to watch how your CTR performs over a period of time. If you start to see a decrease you might want to consider either switching up your ad or targeting a different group. At some point, all of your ads will lose their effectiveness. If you are not monitoring your Facebook ad campaign regularly then you will find that you are wasting tons of money. They only excuse not to monitor is you are lazy or dead.
You should also test your ads performance at various times. You will likely find that during different parts of the day your ad performs better than during other times in the day. You can’t choose which time of day your ad runs; however you are able to manually turn your ads on and off, so that you can make sure your ads are running at the optimal times. Eventually, it is hoped that Facebook will ad this kind of control, but right now no advertiser has that control.
Many Facebook advertisers are fond of the cost per fan model, because Facebook provides all page administrators with an excellent engagement channel. While email is recognized as one of the top marketing channels, Facebook also performs well. That’s because the quality of the content on Facebook is re-shared by many users. This translates to an increase in your fan base and the possibility of your content going viral on Facebook. There are many email marketing sites like MailChimp that are seen as a way to make email marketing more social, the reality is that Facebook pages continue to be top marketing channel.
Therefore, investing in Facebook advertising using a cost per fan basis is a very smart idea because once you get a fan you can continue to engage them through your feed. When you run cost per fan campaigns in combination with running CPM based ads you can really optimize your ads on a cost per action model.
Facebook advertising is a great way to grow your business when you know how to run a solid ad campaign.You can check this video tutorial here.

Wicked Baron

Marketing Safari – The Hunt for an Honest Merchant

Posted by Free Monthly Websites 2.0 Fanpage on Thursday, September 17, 2015

This is a short video presentation that i took from the official site (i hope this will not be a problem ) about what is  Free Monthly Websites 2.0 , the content that they offering to you and how you can make this offer useful. I will not say much about it today,all is in the video above.Just want to point your attention over the honest review from one of the owners, Mr. John Thornhill ,the way that he presenting the actual content of his product. I will quote the official sales page short  :

” No Gimmicks. No Catches – Just an Awesome Website every month…For Free!” 

And this is  what a serious man want to hear from a promotional material – Exactly what the product is for,what can you do with ,and why you should give your money . Although with Free Monthly Websites 2.0 the case is slightly different because you can take full advantage of the product for free (and this is maybe one of the weak points if you see it from the merchant’s point of view).

The actual free offer is good enough to give you a quite nice financial results by itself alone, but of course there is a paid opportunity that gives  you a lot more benefits.

You can call me ”Old-fashioned” or even ”Eccentric” but i really think that what we are seeing here is the most wanted and hard to find species (if you don’t mind Mr. Thornhill)  in the Jungle of Internet Marketing – an Honest Merchant !

Can you believe it ?:-)

Watch the clip,make your research over the creators of the suggested product,and take your decision wisely. I have decided for me already,and looking forward with impatience for the next  issue of  Free Monthly Websites 2.0 .

Your Host – Wicked Baron

A Membership Site ? How to….

Have you been thinking about building a membership site?

There’s been a growing interest in these types of sites recently s,o if building a successful membership site is your goal, you’ll want to read on.

Putting together your membership site is going to involve the investment of many

hours, especially if you are serious about getting it right. Make sure you are up

for the challenge! Let’s see what are the basics for making a  successful membership site :

The first thing you’ll do is :

  • Determine who your market it is.
  • How you are going to build and set up your members list
  • What are the features/benefits that your membership site has to offer

Next thing is to build your list. Then you can build trust with those subscribers using an autoresponder  for delivering valuable free downloads like product reviews , reports, ebooks ,software etc.

Next, you will introduce those individuals on your list to the option of joining your membership site. This model is a successful one because lots of people like to be your subscriber and take advantage of your free updates.
The key is to not over complicate things. Keep things simple and you’ll be much better off. 

Building a membership definitely takes some time and initially it requires a great deal of effort as well – no one said setting up a successful membership site was easy. However, one the site is up and running and you have a stable membership running such a site is really quite enjoyable and it requires very little effort on a week to week basis, but it does generate a repetitive income.

For detailed step-by-step guide you can visit here. Continue reading “A Membership Site ? How to….”

Introduction to Autoresponders

If you’ve reached the point of exhaustion trying to keep up
with answering the mountain of emails that threatens to
bury you alive every single day, you’re ready to learn
about autoresponders.

The bad news is that people expect prompt replies to their
email inquiries. However, unless you can figure out how to
work continual twenty-four hour shifts, or hire enough
people to constantly monitor incoming emails (while they’re
eating up your revenue), you have a problem. The good news
is an autoresponder is an inexpensive – or even free –
method of quickly responding to emails. What these programs
do is automatically respond to incoming emails as soon as
they are received.

Emails are essential to your business for many different
reasons. Most importantly, these invisible email voices
give you their feedback about your website – for free!
However, if you spend all your working hours answering
these emails, how are you supposed to run your business?
The answer is simple: use autoresponders. Autoresponders
are programs that automatically respond to your emails
without you so much as having to click on your mouse.

There are a number of good reasons why you need an
autoresponder besides just answering your email. For
example, autoresponders can be used if you need a way to
send information about your services or products, price
lists, or if there are repeated questions asked across
large numbers of emails. Maybe you want to offer your site
visitors a special bonus of some kind, such as advice or
relevant articles. All of this can be handled by an
autoresponder. Additionally, you can advertise your
business and then build stable relationships with your
customers by using autoresponders.

Autoresponder programs vary from software that runs with
your email program to a specialized script that runs on
your web hosting company’s server. This kind of script may
use a web page form or simply operate with your email
account. This kind of script is programmed to send out a
standardized message whenever an email is received. The
message is sent to a particular script or email address.

Some autoresponders can do more than simply send out
standardized messages. They can send out an unlimited
number of follow-up messages sent at predetermined interval
of time. For example, you can set your autoresponder to
send out a new message every day for as long a period as
you desire.

There are numerous companies who offer autoresponders free
of charge. Your website hosting company often provides
autoresponders as a free service. If this is not the case
with your web hosting company, there are numerous companies
who offer this service for a small fee, or free of charge,
providing you attach an advertisement for their company to
your emails.

To personalize your autoresponder messages, you can attach
a signature. Signatures in this case are much like business
cards. You can include your name, company, all your contact
numbers and addresses, and a brief message.

It’s a good idea to attach a signature to every email that
is sent out. This works as a repeated reminder of your
business identity every time a customer sees it. The more
they look at your signature, the more likely your company
will spring to mind when your particular service or product
is needed.

You can create a standardized signature that every employee
in your business uses, or you can go wild, and let every
staff member create their own personal signature. Of
course, like everything in life, there are some rules and
guidelines to creating a personal signature.

Keep the length of your signature between four to six lines
of text, with no more than 70 characters in a single line.
Make sure that your email program does not cut off your
text! The content should include your name, your company
name, your email address, fax number, and any other contact
details, such as 800 numbers. Lastly, always include a
short personal message about your company. It should be a
subtle sell of your services or your products, and possibly
your company’s reliability and longevity.

Another specialized use of autoresponders is to create
courses that you can then offer your site visitors for
free. You must choose a topic in which you are an expert
and that precisely targets your potential customers.

Once you have carefully chosen your subject, divide it into
a number of different sub-topics. Then offer your site
visitor a free 10 or 15 day course, each day offering a
different sub-topic. The first topic should always be a
welcome message to your site visitor and an explanation
about what is to follow. Your explanation should be
enticing, getting the point across that you are offering
free, quality information that your target audience will
find of great value.

With every lesson, include the number of the lesson, the
topic title, information about your company and its
services or products. At the end, include a few blurbs
about the next lesson to entice the subscriber to continue
on.

Make sure each topic is packed with essential and valuable
information, and leaves the visitor lusting to know more.
Otherwise, you may lose them in the very beginning.

Of course, you have to write up your course before you can
offer it. Once you have done this, and gone over the
material carefully, employing a professional writer or
editor if necessary, you must transfer your text to your
autoresponder.

There are a number of free autoresponders you can use. Try
http:/www.getresponse.com, or http://www.fastfacts.net. Or
go onto Google and you will find a long list of free
autoresponder companies. Then sign-up for your chosen
autoresponder. Once you do, you will receive instructions
as to how to set it up and transfer your text.

Email is an excellent marketing tool; it is inexpensive and
it is fast. Use it to advertise your business by choosing
your email address carefully. Your website should contain
different email addresses for different contact requests.
For example, use [email protected] for information
requests, or [email protected] for questions about
sales. It’s a good idea to set up one for the owner, such
as [email protected] This presents your company in
a personal, approachable light and insures that direct
contact is provided.

Autoresponders are an effective and powerful marketing
tool, allowing you to make contact with thousands of
potential customers. This is an invaluable asset
considering how many potential customers you usually have
contact with before you make an actual sale. Essentially,
an autoresponser allows you to automate part of your
marketing campaign.