Three Advantages of Promoting Inexpensive Online Marketing Programs

Inexpensive online internet marketing programs charging no monthly fees with initial investments as low as $99 to $399 have three distinct advantages over other direct sales and affiliate opportunities. If you are marketing with a limited budget, you should seek a program that adheres to the following guidelines. After reading this perspective you should understand why you will profit from promoting these types of online marketing programs.

If you are an internet marketer who wants to understand targeting a budget, these are the types of companies to promote. There are millions of potential web marketing geniuses out there looking for an opportunity, but are challenged by a small budget. To reach out to these folks with an expensive top tier direct sales opportunity is like teaching a pig to sing. It will frustrate you and annoy the pig. However, presenting this budget challenged group with a legitimate six figure online opportunity will work if you choose the right strategy.

Here is advantage number two. Today, the best inexpensive online opportunities target those entrepreneurs marketing with a limited budget, but they need to provide low cost online marketing strategies with full video and live training to help the entrepreneur meet his sales goals. Experts say that the opportunity for marketing to this budget challenged segment is overwhelmingly huge compared to the size of the top tier more expensive direct sales market.

The third advantage is training. You may know nothing about web marketing. So, you need to find a program that will provide you with a solid foundation for affiliate advertising on the internet. After a couple of weeks of tutoring under one of the elite inexpensive programs, you will begin marketing full tilt on the web and you will be comfortable doing it. The program must offer video and text training augmented by live training sessions at least weekly. You must demand a better education for the price.

In summary, the three advantages of promoting an elite, inexpensive online marketing program are: 1) accessing the budget challenged market segment with a quality program, 2) low cost online marketing strategies and 3) excellent training available to help you build a solid foundation for affiliate advertising on the internet. Find one of these and success will follow shortly.

How to Make Money From Direct Targeted Email Marketing

Email is a powerful thing and if you know what you’re doing direct targeted email marketing can make you a lot of money. But take a look at your spam folder. Notice anything different?

If it’s anything like mine, you’ll have noticed a marked drop in the number of tempting offers for those little blue ‘enhancement’ pills… fake diplomas… lottery scams and yes, even the beloved Nigerian scam.

Have the spammers decided to call it a day?

Alas, no.

Why legitimate businesses can learn from spammers and make money from direct targeted email marketing

The closure of McColo – a web hosting firm that is believed to have had spam gangs as clients – has led to a 70% reduction in junk mail. According to the BBC, “it is believed that it hosted gangs running botnets – networks of computers that have been taken over by criminals to send malicious software and spam.”

Enjoy it while it lasts… because they will be back! Analysts expect spam will return to previous levels by the end of November as the spammers find a new host.

But I really don’t know why they bother. Another report out this week revealed that spammers were getting a response rate of less than 0.00001%! In other words, they would have to send out 12.5 million emails for every sale!

Is it really worth it? Well, yes.

The recent study saw scientists act as spammers themselves by hijacking an existing spam network. While running their undercover spam campaigns the researchers sent 469 million junk e-mail messages. The vast majority of these were for a fake pharmacy which mimicked the spammer’s version. However it always returned an error message when potential buyers clicked a button to submit their credit card details.

“After 26 days, and almost 350 million e-mail messages, only 28 sales resulted,” wrote the researchers. “Taken together, these conversions would have resulted in revenues of $2,731.88-a bit over $100 a day for the measurement period,” they added.

$100 a day! Hardly worth risking jail for is it? But hold on, this was just a small test. The researchers estimate that the controllers of the entire system they had hijacked are netting about $7,000 (4,430) a day or more than $2m (1.28m) per year.

Now it’s looking a bit more attractive, but really not that much compared to people who are using email marketing ethically and legally.

So why don’t they just come clean? Perhaps there should be an amnesty for spammers? We should allow them to leave the dark side and move into legitimate business and share their experience and skills.

Spammers have a lot going for them…

They are technically advanced and smart enough to keep ahead of the authorities, ISPs and spam filters. They can think creatively – I mean some of those subject lines are irresistible!

Just think what they could bring to a legitimate information publishing business? They could easily make $2 million per year…

- They wouldn’t need to send out millions of unsolicited emails as their response rates to a opt-in list could be anywhere from 2% – 30%. In fact they could make good money from a list as small as 1,000. Remember my email last week when I told you how Jon Street had made over 30,000 in one weekend with just 670 names! I don’t normally blow my email trumpet, but earlier this year I brought in 1,510,000 in 2 weeks from a list of around 15,000.

- They wouldn’t have to grub around with dodgy scams, pills or diplomas – they could actually help people to solve their problems. And if they promoted good quality products they would inevitably have plenty of glowing testimonials from people who have benefited.

And who knows, the spammers could really redeem themselves by using their expertise to change history! Seriously, email has the power to change entire nations, economies and even stop wars…

I’m getting a bit evangelical now…but I truly believe that email cannot only provide anyone with a money-making opportunity, but it can actually change the course of history!

Consider US President elect, Barack Obama. The success of his election campaign can partly be attributed to the use of email marketing!

On the night of his election win, he sent out 70 million emails to people who had signed up on his website thanking them for making history! Far more significantly is the amount of money the Obama campaign was able to generate in contributions. In September he raised $112 million online!

According to a recent Sunday Times article; “The web spearheaded a new way of fundraising, identifying volunteers and – most of all – accumulating contact details for millions of converts to the Obama surge.”

He was able to bypass traditional media and go straight to people’s inboxes with personal messages.

Obama’s website also moves beyond just email marketing to use social networking (it’s no accident that one of Facebook’s founders joined the Obama campaign early on).

Ok, so I’m not suggesting you run for political office, but you can see how powerful the legitimate use of emails can be!

Email Marketing Trends – How to Be Radically Profitable in Email Marketing in 2010!

The very fact that we can talk about Email Marketing Trends is evidence of the growing popularity and success of this marketing technique. Email marketing is essentially a form of direct marketing, and in the broadest definition of marketing on line, every email sent from a company to a customer or potential customer is a form of email promotion. Realizing the wealth of possibilities that email marketing offers, companies are taking advantage of this effective and inexpensive way to communicate with customers.

One important trend in email marketing is the viral aspect. It is well known and accepted that email users will forward and share with family and friends stories or other information that they like, appreciate, or find helpful. Thus a company who sends a significant and relevant email to a customer can reasonably expect that the customer will share that email with appropriate family and friends.

Email trends also includes the multi-faceted advertising campaign, in which a company augments email marketing by sending out postcards or other mailings which contain information about the company and its dedicated website. Accessing the website allows customers to view a promotional video as well as other important information, and if they so choose, they can then order directly from the website.

Another important and successful aspect of Email Marketing Trends is the ability to dialogue directly with the customer via text messaging. Those customers who use text messaging also respond to surveys and coupons sent to cell phones. To be taken seriously and stand out in the “texting” world of today, email marketers must construct campaigns for small screens, keeping in mind the necessity to use brief but effective messages.

The efficiency of email marketing also includes the ability to segment, that is to organize your information so that only specific important information about one product or category is sent in that specific email. No one wants to read a rambling email promotion about a bunch of products. It’s well worth the time and effort to divide the information into small relevant paragraphs which customers can easily read, understand, and use to make a decision as to whether or not to take action.

In summary, these trends include a world of possibilities through which email marketers can sift and choose to use or not to use in their own successful email advertising campaigns.