It’s The Viral Marketing & List Building Season…

Check out my quick 4 minutes video about the latest & greatest on the Viral Marketing & List Building market and why I recommend you SKIP the one-time offer upsell on one particular program…

For your convenience, here are the direct access links to the recommended programs mentioned in the video…

Power List Marketing, List Effects and ViralURL.de.

To your success,

Frank Bauer
Frank Bauer
Frank Bauer

Publisher of the More4you.ws Blogletter
Director of Add2it.com Marketing Pty Ltd
Co-founder of ViralURL.com, ViralHosts.com & RapidFireBlogTraffic.com

What’s The Big Deal With Twitter?

Twitter, What’s The Big Deal?

Well, I will tell you what the big deal is, and that is….viral marketing! If you are not that familiar with Twitter, then you are about to learn something new that will be a big boon for your blogs and websites. Twitter seems to be the big topic on the web right now, everyone is “Twittering”, so if you’re not on the Twitter wagon, time to get on.

Let me first introduce to you to Twitter, for those of you who are new to the term. If you already know about Twitter, don’t skip this post, there is still information that will benefit you.

Twitter, What Is It?

Basically, Twitter is a great social networking community, using microblogs of a maximum of 140 characters on a post. You choose people that you want to follow and there will be those that want to follow you. This is a way of keeping tabs on your status at all times, what are your interests, how you spend your day, what sites do you like to visit, what are your hobbies, etc…every time you post what you are doing, or thinking about, it is called a “Tweet”.

Your tweet can be personal or to reflect your business. There are a number of applications that can be used to maximize your brand and company, letting your followers know who you are and what you have to offer. This is a huge bonus to those of us in the Internet Marketing community, allowing you the publicity, and then some great financial benefits.

Here are a few tips to help you use Twitter in your viral marketing campaign:

  • Make your profile unique to your company and brand. Include your website or blog in your profile, which will draw in much wanted traffic.
  • Make sure you have your values posted, and never, ever SPAM.
  • Look for others that are Tweeting about your niche, follow them, get to know them, and you will find that they will follow you in return.
  • Don’t be shy about posting, get involved, reply to others that post, keep yourself on the grid.
  • Don’t be “pushy” with your business, but do offer to help others with valuable content, advice, information, etc…when you have something valuable to offer, they will come.
  • Keep up with your followers, ever increasing your fan base.

Now you are ready to get started on Twitter. You will find that your following will increase as you continue to Tweet, and your business will continue to grow right along with it. You may find that you have so many contacts, more than you ever dreamed of. Take advantage of this great opportunity, start marketing your business.

‘Whatever the mind can conceive and believe… it can achieve.’
Napoleon Hill, Think & Grow Rich

To your success,

Frank Bauer
Frank Bauer
Frank Bauer

Publisher of the More4you.ws Blogletter

Ebooks As Your Viral Marketing Strategy?

Ebooks are the easiest and most popular Viral Marketing method used online.

Create an interesting Ebook then give it away.  As part of the content, include your website links and any ads that will help promote your product.  You may also use an Ebook written as PLR material, and be re-branded with your own personal URL and affiliate links.  Encourage your readers to share their Ebook with anyone and everyone they know, put it on their own website as a freebie.

Purpose Of An Ebook

You are creating an Ebook that is so good, so interesting, that anyone who reads it will want to pass it on to others, and be able to do this easily.  If you have ever downloaded an Ebook, you surely have seen books that grabbed your attention, and some that you deleted as soon as you opened it.  There are two mistakes that many make in creating an Ebook, and they are 1) no “Table of Contents“, making navigation nearly impossible and, 2) Banner ads on the main page, this reduces the value of the Ebook immediately and ends up deleted, also backgrounds and fonts that are difficult to see.

You can give free Ebooks to your website reader to start Viral Marketing.

They work like this:

1. You make an ebook, give link to your website or promote your product in your ebook

2. You make the ebook available for download in your website

3. Tell your visitor that they are free to share the ebook to anyone

If your visitor find your ebook useful and interesting, they will be happy to share it with their friends or their web visitor. Before you know it, your ebook will be all over the Internet.

Isn’t It Hard To Write An Ebook?

No, it’s not… there are a variety of ways you can get great content for your ebook.  The best method is to write your own articles and use these articles to create your Ebook.  But there may be those of you who don’t love writing, so your option is the great world of PLR (Private Label Rights) Articles, you can use these to create very informative Ebook.  Another option is to find a good ghost writer who will write your content for you.

Now You Have Your Content, What Next?

You now need to decide what format you want your to compile your Ebook.  There are two options, PDF or EXE format.  Each of these formats have their own pros and cons, use the one that you are most familiar with.  The most popular method is PDF because it is easily viewed on most computer platforms, whereas the EXE format is a more protected format using an advanced password protection.

Now Your Ebook Is Done; Time To Deliver

This is the easiest part of your viral marketing strategy, you are going to put a link on your website where anyone can download your ebook, perfectly simple process.  You will benefit the most if you have a form to get the name and email of your visitor, then allowing them to download your Ebook.  Now that you have their name and email address, you can use an auto-responder like Getresponse, Aweber or Add2it MailResponder Pro for your follow up communications.

Provide some type of incentive for your reader to pass on your Ebook, an example being “re-branding”, where your reader can add their URL, offering it to their readers in their newsletter or a bonus,  and this in turn provides free publicity for you.

Summary: Content is key here, you have to have information that is relevant, useful, and valuable, when you have this you will have a successful Ebook that is passed on from reader to reader.  The Ebook is Free, no cost whatsoever, and provide an incentive for them to pass it on.  The bottom line here is to create traffic back to your website and providing content that is relevant to your product.  This is best done in a subtle way, not as an ad for your product, but something of great value, a wonderful free bonus for your reader.

Creating and distributing viral e-books is not difficult as long as it’s done right. An e-book that only reveals 2 out of twelve chapters is not a viral e-book, the viral effect evaporated when you required payment from the reader to unlock the entire e-book. No one will pass on an e-book requiring payment. At best such an e-book qualifies as a lead generator.

As with any viral marketing product you wish to promote it must be 100% free. Furthermore it must be a quality product or service. A quality product will inspire trust in your visitors and it’s that trust that will earn your site repeat traffic.

‘Whatever the mind can conceive and believe… it can achieve.’
Napoleon Hill, Think & Grow Rich

To your success,

Frank Bauer
Frank Bauer
Frank Bauer

Owner of More4you.ws

The Web or the Galaxy?

A Great Way To Find Flickr Pics

If you are like me, you like to search Flickr for pics for either entertainment, or to go with a blog you are writing. Being a visual person, I love to see pics from all over the world, getting the different perspectives and views. I was reading up on my regular reading of Mashable and saw an interesting article on Tag Galaxy, an amazing banquet for your eyes.

How Does It Work?

You choose a tag, which can be anything, a city, a park, the ocean, famous beaches, etc. Once you choose your tag, there will be a black background ,with some colorful planets appearing in the galaxy, revolving around a main planet which is your chosen tag. The surrounding planets will be the different categories of your tag. For example, if you choose New York, you will have surrounding planets representing “night”, “Manhattan”, “NewYorkCity”, “Brooklyn”, “USA”, then you choose which planet of pics you want to view.

If you choose “Manhattan”, then the planet will become a large globe being covered with photos all about Manhattan. You then click on any pic on the globe and it will be enlarged for your viewing, then choose another, then another. It is really quite fascinating and a really cool way to surf photos on the web.

What To Look For?

In the mood for some incredible sunsets, or white sandy shores, then choose “Beaches” and you will have an unlimited view of beaches all over the world. You can rotate the image of pictures choosing anything that catches your attention. Expand the pic, once you are done, click on the X in the right corner and you are back to your visual globe.

Yes, you may be wondering, why not just search Flickr instead… and you can, but this is just a way to do it in a more entertaining way… a feast for your eyes. You may find it a bit addictive, time slipping away while you browse, so plan on doing this when you have some time to kill.

So, how does this relate to Viral Marketing?

If you are an owner of these pictures, your name is shown along with where to view more of your photos. You can link your website, your signature, contact information with your Flickr page to these photos. This is just another way to get your name, your photos, your label and brand out amongst the public eye.

‘Whatever the mind can conceive and believe… it can achieve.’
Napoleon Hill, Think & Grow Rich

To your success,

Frank Bauer
Frank Bauer
Frank Bauer

Owner of Add2it.com & More4you.ws

Spread A Virus, Make Some Money!

How Viral Marketing Works For YOU…

viral marketing

You have a website and want to make some money… and the way you are going to achieve that is through Viral Marketing. Why is it called “viral”? It is viral because your website spreads through your advertisements or promotions like a virus would spread in a kindergarten class full of runny nose kids. You are going to use this method to replicate your efforts without a lot of work on your part all across the Internet.

The reason you hear so much about viral marketing is because IT WORKS!

This method is based on the need to spread good news with friends, family, and coworkers. You are going to create a Viral Marketing campaign that is going to be the talk of the web, you are going to create and offer something that will be passed along.

How many times have you received an email that you just had to pass along to your friends? I know I have tried not to pass stuff on… you know… spamming, but there are some emails that really hit me some way or another, they get my attention and I want to share it. This is Viral Marketing and is so easy to do… you just need to offer something of value, along with your web address, name and company logo or brand.

When you forward an email, you forward your email address and website address. You will be creating your own brand, you will be gaining recognition and eventually trust and respect. You also portray a human side of yourself and your company… send something funny, send a great picture, let them know you are just like they are, and someone they would want to do business with.

You may have an ebook, which by the way is a great way to begin your Viral Marketing campaign. You will want to offer this ebook for free, giving some great information and have your website address on every page, in a way that catches their eye as they read.

When visitors come to your website, encourage them to download your ebook, share it with their friends, they will see your generosity as a big plus and will watch to see if you are offering anything else in the future… your name will be embedded in their mind as someone who gave them something… not asking for anything in return. As you are giving, they are sharing your information for you, therefore, spreading the virus.

Ebooks aren’t the only product you can offer, you can have freebies, games, some cool contests, etc…. maybe you have a mug or t-shirt with your company logo, you will be giving a prize along with some live advertisement. If you can have some fun on your site, you can bet they will be back and spread the word.

You want to build traffic to your site? A good Viral Marketing campaign is the way to go. Once you get it set up, which is the hardest part, the rest is easy… you just keep the traffic flowing, and you will watch it grow leaps and bounds. If you notice the traffic slowing down, then you know to offer another prize, ebook, articles, etc… give them a reason to come back.

As long as your readers are entertained and/or informed, they will keep coming back to your website. You will become part of the social networking sites, you will be shown on others blogs and websites, and Internet forums. You need to realize something, you are not only building more traffic, but you are creating more and more back-links to your site. You are creating a perfect blueprint for a successful online business. You get it started, then the rest happens for free, you are being advertised more and more by the public, not just today, next week, but for years to come.

‘Whatever the mind can conceive and believe… it can achieve.’
Napoleon Hill, Think & Grow Rich

To your success,

Frank Bauer
Frank Bauer
Frank Bauer