PLR 101 – How To Setup A PLR Product

Okay so here’s a tutorial I did a while back giving you an over view of setting and editing a PLR product. If you’ve never done this before you’re about to get a serious education so check this out…

Let me know if you have any questions about what I covered here…

Liz

Using PLR Products As An Affiliate Marketer

I talk about PLR content non-stop because of how dang valuable it is. You can use it in so many ways. So I’ve decided to post the videos from my “Affiliate Marketers Blueprint To PLR Success” course. These videos will show you several different ways to use PLR in your affiliate marketing business.

I created these a few years ago, but the techniques and tactics are still working!

Carve out some time and GO through them. They are worth WAY more than their weight in gold… Especially since they “weigh” nothing. :)

Here you go…

Finding Products To Promote As An Affiliate

So we’ve talked a lot about the affiliate marketing business model, but today I want to talk about your first step as an affiliate marketer which is finding affiliate programs to promote.

Most of the time depending on your niche will depend on how you do this.

For those of you in the Internet marketing/make money online niche you have it a bit easier because there are huge affiliate market places devoted to products in these niches.

My favorites are…

1. JV Zoo – I really like this place because so many people are using it and it pays instant commissions. Meaning when someone buys you automatically get that money put into your PayPal account. :)

2. Warrior Plus – This is mainly an affiliate network for Warrior Special Offers, but you can find some really good products here. You just have to weed through a lot of bad ones. :( This network also pays instant commissions.

3. ClickBank – ClickBank has been around forever and it does have it’s faults, but a lot of people still use it because it’s trusted and a great platform to sell products from. As an affiliate you don’t get instant commissions, but since ClickBank does all the payouts you’re guaranteed to get paid.

Note: Be careful of private affiliate programs run by a product owner. Sometimes some people aren’t great about actually paying you your commissions.

Now for those of you in other niches there are affiliate networks out there for you too, and my favorites are…

1. Commission Junction – CJ doesn’t offer an instant commission program (most niches don’t), but you can find things to promote as an affiliate for just about any niche you can think of.

2. LinkShare – This is a lot like Commission Junction. Again no instant commissions, but a great network!

Now if you can’t find a product for your niche, you have one more option, and that’s some good ‘ol search engine research.

Just head to Google (or whatever search engine you use) and search for your niche affiliate program.

For example if I’m in the gardening niche, I would search for…

gardening affiliate program

You should be able to find things to promote that way…

Now if you can’t find a product in your niche to promote as an affiliate that may be an indicator that you’re in a niche that wont make you money. That’s a whole other topic, but I did want to mention it here.

Okay hopefully the resources I’ve given you here will better help you find the perfect product to promote as an affiliate.

Remember as I said this is the first step as an affiliate marketer. You want to get this right from the start because if you pick the wrong product no matter what you do it wont make you money.

And as I reminder… For those of you in the Internet marketing/make money online niche, there’s an amazing resource at http://www.ThisKicksButt.com/49RecurringPrograms that will show you 49 different affiliate programs that are recurring. Meaning they pay you over and over again. This is like the holy grail for affiliate marketers, so make sure you check it out!

http://www.ThisKicksButt.com/49RecurringPrograms

Okay if you have any questions about finding products to promote as an affiliate marketer please post them below. I’d like to use this post as a go to resource for those trying to find products to promote as an affiliate so let me have those questions!

Talk soon!

Liz

Affiliate Marketing Biz Model – Amazon Affiliate

The other day we started talking about the affiliate marketing business model. This is one of my favorite business models because there are so many different ways in which you can use it.

For instance one way is to become an Amazon affiliate and sell products in niches that spend money hand over fist. I’m not talking about the Internet marketing niche either. You can go in so many other different niches as an Amazon affiliate and create tons of streams of-income.

Example…

I create a site as an Amazon affiliate in the “womens fall dresses” niche. I know for a FACT that this is a huge niche full of rabid buyers. Yes I am one of them. :)

I can easily get that site making-money and I have an income-stream.

Then I decide to create another site in the “techy gadgets” niche. Again another niche I know for a FACT has loads and loads of buyers. I can easily get that site making-money and now I have TWO income-streams!

Do you see where I’m going here?

Every site I create is an asset that can make me-money!

The only issue is it can be really hard to create a great looking site that people will actually buy from. That’s why I got really excited when I saw this…

http://www.ThisKicksButt.com/MyAzonStore

It’s a killer push button software program that can create Amazon affiliate sites in any niche you can possibly think of.

You don’t need any techy abilities or a team of “techy helpers” to get these sites up and running and out there making you-money.

Can this be an entire business model?

You bet!

1. You build the sites easy peasy…

2. You spend a few hours a day driving traffic…

3. After a week or so you start seeing your little streams of income-coming in…

At this point you can start scaling your business by adding more traffic and/or building more sites.

Imagine when you have 15-20 of these bad boys going out there for you?

You excited yet?

So take a second check out this software >>> http://www.ThisKicksButt.com/MyAzonStore

It works great to build these bad boys and I highly recommend it for any affiliate marketer!

http://www.ThisKicksButt.com/MyAzonStore

Have a great day and I’ll talk to you soon!
Liz

Using Google Plus For Traffic

I recently went through Jonathan Teng’s new Social Media Mastery course at http://www.ThisKicksButt.com/SocialMediaTraffic and loved it! He shares so many tactics in the course and I can’t recommend it enough!

So over the next few days I’ll be sharing with you some of my social media tactics that I am using and that are working in my business.

Note: If you haven’t read my Getting Started With Traffic post you need to do that before you even think about driving traffic to anything using any tactic! You can see it at http://liztomey.com/getting-started-with-traffic

Today I want to talk about how I use Google Plus…

I started with creating a “community” which you can see at https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/108446638436469430656

I of course sent an email to my list telling them about this community.

As more people join they share my content, and that gets more people into my community.

It starts a viral effect basically…

Now I can post great content into this community with a link to my squeeze page and all those people that are joining my community start getting on my list.

Now I can send those people to any other link/offer/site I want. :)

Super easy strategy that you can use… Just provide good content that people will want to share and you will see your community on Google Plus grow, and more people getting on your list.

How easy is that?

Here’s a diagram of how this works to help you better understand…

GettingStartedWithGooglePlus

Okay so that’s it for my simple Google Plus strategy. I’d love to expand on this topic more, so if you have questions make sure and leave your comments below…

Liz

Getting Started With Traffic

So I just wanted to write a really quick post to help you guys who are getting started with traffic. There are things you need to keep in mind that will actually HELP you to get traffic in the correct ways using the correct processes.

You see it’s not just about driving traffic. It’s about driving traffic to the right place, and using the right traffic tactics that work for your business model.

For example…

I drive ALL traffic to a squeeze page. (LizTomey.com) My business is all about teaching people to create their own online business. So tactics like…

Buying solo ads from people who have lists in my niche
Buying advertising on sites that are in my niche
Writing articles about my niche
Using social media tactics
Etc, etc, etc…

Those are all things I do because they are proven to work in my niche.

So before you even THINK about traffic you need a squeeze page so you can drive traffic and get people in your niche on your list. This way you can send an email to your list and get them to any link you want them to go to. The bigger your list the more traffic you can drive to any link you want.

Duh, right?

Well 95% of people aren’t doing that…

So once you have somewhere to drive traffic then it all comes down to educating yourself about the different traffic tactics and finding the ones that work for you and using them each and every day.

Yes! You have to drive traffic each day in order to keep that traffic coming. That’s something else 95% of people don’t do. They are too busy chasing the dream and aren’t actually WORKING. :)

So here’s a diagram of how this all works…

GettingStartedWithTraffic

Here’s an explanation of the diagram…

1. You learn tactics to drive traffic
2. You drive traffic to your squeeze page
3. You get people on your list
4. You email your list when you want to send them to a site (maybe a link to your product, a site you’re an affiliate for, etc)
5. Your list subscribers click on your links and go where you want them

See how easy that is?

So quit making this driving traffic thing so hard… Get a squeeze page, drive traffic, get your list subscribers to anywhere you want. :)

I hope this helps and if you have questions about what I’ve covered here please leave them in the comments section below…

The Truth About The Affiliate Marketing Business Model

Today we’re going to switch gears and start talking about the business model of affiliate marketing. Yes, just being an affiliate marketer can be a stand alone business model. Within my business it’s just part of what I do, but you literally can JUST be an affiliate marketer and have that as your entire business model.

What so many people don’t understand about affiliate marketing is…

1. It’s easier than people make it out to be
2. There are several ways to do it

Repeat after me…

Affiliate marketing is NOT hard!

Seriously let me break this down for you.

Affiliate marketing consist of…

1. A product you can promote as an affiliate

In order to actually make money from a product you have to be sure that it’s going to sell. So half the battle in all of this is finding a product that you know will be a good seller. You can search any of the affiliate networks out there (places like JV Zoo, ClickBank.com LinkShare, etc) and find products you can be an affiliate for and see the stats for the product. If you can’t find the stats on a product then simply contact the owner and ask. :)

2. A way to promote it (squeeze page, blog, review site, etc.)

Once you’ve decided on what product you’re going to promote then you’ve actually got to setup your promotional method.

For example if I was going to promote a product related to vegetable gardening. The very first thing I would do would be to create a squeeze page that gave something away for free related to vegetable gardening. An ebook, report, tutorial, resource guide or something like that. I would advertise my squeeze page and as people joined at my squeeze page I would start educating them about the product I was promoting to get them to buy it.

Of course you could also setup a blog, do a review site, or any of the other hundreds of affiliate marketing tactics out there. Don’t worry we’re going to be talking about many of them. :)

3. Traffic

Once you have a product that is a proven seller, a promotional method to use to get people to buy the product you’re an affiliate for, then it’s time to turn on the traffic. And of course there are thousands of ways that you can do that too.

The best piece of advice that I can give you here is to BUY traffic. Yes that requires you spending money, but look at it this way.

If you could set something up, put $50 into advertising it, and then make say $75 from your efforts how many times would you do that?

You’d be silly if you didn’t say as many times as possible!

Buying traffic for affiliate marketers is the quickest way to get traffic hands down! We will talk more about this in the future so don’t worry I’ll be sharing some killer traffic tactics with you.

Okay so just to recap…

1. Being an affiliate marketer CAN be a complete business model!

2. Affiliate marketing is not hard :)

3. There are a ton of ways to do affiliate marketing, but it’s all about finding a product to promote, setting up a promotional method, and getting traffic to your promotional method.

Now for those of you who would like to begin using affiliate marketing to create an online income I recommend that you take advantage of my “One On One Online Business Coaching” where I will personally help you create and implement an online business.

You can see the offer at http://liztomey.com/special-offer

Now of course today we are talking about affiliate marketing, but no matter what business model you want to use I can help you plan it all out and get it going.

Okay that’s it for today… Over the next few weeks we’re going to be talking about the many ways to do affiliate marketing, so stay tuned!

Are YOU Really Ready To Invest In YOU? Part 3

This has truly been a great series that has spurred some great comments and feedback. I really hope you’re paying attention and listening here because I’m giving you a HUGE key to being successful at this whole starting an Internet business thing.

Okay so we’re covering three things you need to be investing in (and a lot about what NOT to invest in) and so far we’ve talked about…

1. A coach/mentor
2. Services that help you get things done (outsourcing and “done for you” services)

Today we’re hitting another big one…

ADVERTISING!

Yes!

Spend money to get people in front of your business…

Most of the time when you buy advertising you can get people in front of what you’re offering immediately!

You need to quit wasting your money on other stuff and put it INTO your business by…

1. Buying solo or ezine ads in newsletters that are related to your niche

2. Buying banner ads on sites that are related to your niche

3. Using Facebook advertising to reach your niche

And all the other traffic buying tactics you can think of!

Let’s take a look at an example of fast money by buying advertising that I just did…

I’ll go over this step-by-step:

Step 1: I bought a domain name related to PLR and setup a simple squeeze page. Much like the one at LizTomey.com but the free offer was for a resource guide related to learning to use PLR products to make-money.

Step 2: I went over to JV Zoo and found a product that was related to making-money with PLR products and got my affiliate link for it.

Step 3: I created a download page where people could download the free offer I promised them on my squeeze page and right under that had an ad for the product I found on JV Zoo that was hooked to my affiliate link. That way when people clicked on it and bought it I would get paid a commission.

Step 4: I bought a few solo ads and turned on the traffic.

Four easy steps that made me over $500!

By buying the advertising I was immediately able to make-money because I was immediately able to get “eye balls” in front of my “money maker” which was that product I found on JV Zoo.

This is why advertising is something you should DEFINITELY invest in with your business!

If you can buy traffic from someone who has people interested in your “niche” then you have a way to make-money VERY quickly!

It’s like putting a dollar in and getting TWO of them back. I mean how many times a day would you do that?

So just to recap here and end this series…

You absolutely MUST invest in yourself with your business, BUT only on the right things. And three of the top things you should be investing in are…

1. A coach/mentor
2. Services that help you get things done (outsourcing and “done for you” services)
3. Advertising

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this series and answer any questions that you have so leave your feedback/questions in the comment section below…

To your success!

Liz Tomey

Are YOU Really Ready To Invest In YOU? Part 2

So yesterday we began talking about why people are failing in creating a PROFITABLE online business, and what you SHOULD be investing in.

The first thing you should do is get a coach/mentor and I explained all about that and how you can save tons of money and time by doing so and get yourself making money much quicker.

Today though I want to talk about the SECOND thing you should be investing in and that’s…

SERVICES!

Yes you should be investing in services that help you get things DONE.

Yes I’m talking about outsourcing…

There are so many things you can outsource like…

Copy for your squeeze and sales pages
Building of your squeeze and sales page
Building and creation of membership sites
Content creation
Email copywriting
Traffic
Graphics
Other techy things
Customer support
Social media marketing and other advertising

And I could literally make a list of thousands upon thousands of other things!

NOTE: I provide many services, but the one that everyone goes crazy over is my Done For You Traffic Membership offer. This is where I setup a complete and ready to go membership site for you! We create your sales page, the content, update it monthly, handle support for you, and even advertise it for you. You can see it at http://www.DFYMembershipSites.com/dfy-traffic-membership

So many people though are using the money they could use to get things done on stupid stuff!

You don’t need a course on doing your own SEO. It’s WAY cheaper and you’ll save a ton of time by outsourcing it.

You don’t need to create your own sales copy. You need to pay someone who actually knows what they’re doing and can actually MAKE you money.

You don’t need to learn to do graphics. Again, it’s WAY cheaper and you’ll save a ton of time by outsourcing it.

You don’t need to learn to build your own membership site. Again, it’s WAY cheaper and you’ll save a ton of time by outsourcing it.

Again, I could make a list of a thousand things you don’t need or don’t need to learn because you can pay someone else to do it for you.

Every time I hear the excuse I can’t make money online because I can’t do XYZ I always ask my clients then why don’t you hire someone to do it for you.

The biggest reason is people are scared of hiring the wrong person…

The second biggest reason is people just don’t know what to ask people to do…

For those of you with either or both of those problems I have a great resource for you from James Carter and it’s called the Outsource System…

http://www.ThisKicksButt.com/TheOutsourceSystem

This teaches you absolutely everything you need to know about outsourcing, gives you templates to use to get work done for your business, and absolutely everything else you need to get things done for your business!

I have been through so many different outsourcing courses and this one is hands down the best one out there.

Now you might be saying…

“But, Liz, you told me I needed to quit buying stuff!”

Yes I did, BUT I said things that aren’t related to your business model. Outsourcing is directly related to anyone who is trying to run an online business and you need to know how to do it. Plain and simple!

By outsourcing and buying “done for you” services you’re going to get more done in a quicker period of time which is going to get you to profits quicker, so getting this is an absolute necessity!

http://www.ThisKicksButt.com/TheOutsourceSystem

Okay so we’ve now talked about TWO things you need to be investing in…

1. A coach/mentor
2. Services that help you get things done

Tomorrow we will be talking about the last one and it’s the last key to seeing serious profits from your business. Anyone care to guess what it might be? Just leave your guesses in the comments form below…

See you tomorrow!

Liz

Are YOU Really Ready To Invest In YOU? Part 1

I’ve been doing a lot of coaching calls with people my clients lately and it really got me thinking…

The people I’m talking to are coming to me because they are failing at starting a successful online business. The biggest issues they are facing are…

1. They are buying everything they see
2. They are not focusing
3. They have no clear path to-profits
4. They aren’t spending money on outsourcing
5. They aren’t spending money on advertising

Basically to sum it up people who are failing at starting an online business are buying too many things, not focusing, and not spending money on the right things.

Of course with any business you have to spend money on your business, but it’s not in buying everything you see. It’s in defining a clear path to get you to profits and then spending money ONLY on the things that keep you on that path.

So I want to tell you the three things you should be spending money on and explain each of these things.

Today we’re only going to talk about ONE of those three things and then tomorrow and the next day we will talk about the other two.

Sound like a plan?

Here we go…

The NUMBER ONE thing you should be spending money on in your business is a mentor/coach.

Meaning find someone who is already making money with an online business that you can pay to coach/mentor you on how you can be doing the same thing.

This is hands down the best place your money is spent because you actually get REAL help and not just some video course or an ebook or a piece of software or anything like that.

I have gotten on the phone with clients who have been trying to create an online business for years (some of them 10+ years) and after just 30-40 minutes on the phone with me they can get a clear idea of HOW they want to make money, and exactly HOW to do it.

Is it more expensive to invest in a coach/mentor?

Sometimes, but look at it this way…

You could spend thousands on the “latest and greatest” courses, spend hours and hours of time going through them, and stay just as lost and confused as you were before or…

You could take that same money, save a bunch of TIME and headache and use that money to get yourself a mentor/coach. As long as you DO as your coach/mentor tells you then you’ll find that creating your own online business becomes much more simple and you actually MAKE money instead of just spending it.

For example… I was on the phone with a client the other day and he was talking about affiliate marketing and blogging and SEO and starting a membership site and buying this and that.

I was able to help him plan out an entire business model that was JUST on affiliate marketing. He no longer needed to learn about SEO because it wasn’t related to his business model. He no longer needed to focus on having a membership site because it didn’t fit his business model. He didn’t need to buy this and that because it didn’t fit his business model.

By coming to me he was able to “clear the clutter”, define HOW he wanted to make money online, and could make his mind quit spinning with all the other “details” that just plain didn’t matter.

Wouldn’t that be nice?

To just focus on ONE plan, and not having to know everything in the world there is to know? To not have to buy this and that and stay in the middle of all the confusion?

I’m sure 98% of the people reading this blog post are in this same position and that’s why I wanted to get the message out that spending money on a coach/mentor is hands down THE best way to spend your money. This is the kind of thing you should be investing in.

If you’d finally like to “declutter” your brain and get a clear path to profits I encourage you to take a look at my new offer at http://www.LizTomey.com/special-offer

This is for a coaching session with me personally where I will get on the phone with you, talk with you about how you want to make money online, help you decide on the perfect business model for you, and then help you put that business model into place. Not only do you get the initial call, but you also get 60 days of email coaching with me personally to help you along the way of building the business model that we plan out together.

Of course spots are limited because I have to take individual time with each client on this, so now is the time to grab yourself a spot!

http://www.LizTomey.com/special-offer

Now no matter if you pick me as your coach/mentor or not that’s up to you, but whatever you do get yourself SOMEONE to help you!

This truly is the best money you’ll ever spend. In the long run you’ll save a ton of money, a ton of time, and start making money MUCH MUCH MUCH quicker!

Okay tomorrow we will continue on with this three part series and talk about the second thing you should be investing in. See you then!

Liz