August 30th, 2014

Huge Profits Tiny List with Connie Ragen Green

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Making huge profits with a small list is possible! My name is Connie Ragen Green, and I’ve been making a full time living online since 2006. I have successfully built a five figure a month income with a very small list. In fact, I was earning six figures a year long before I had one thousand people on my list, and I can teach you how I did this by following some simple marketing strategies based on affiliate marketing, product creation, and joint ventures. I am now a list relationship coach, helping others to build a relationship with the people on their lists in order to increase their online income.

The mission of this site is to teach you how to monetize your list, no matter how small it is. I will share what has worked for me, and welcome your comments and suggestions for what other information you would like for me to share with you.

Even though it is important to be continually growing your list, you certainly do not need a huge list in order to make an excellent living with your online business. Thanks for being here, and be sure to sign up on the right to receive an email notification when I write a new post twice each week. Feel free to leave a comment on any post that resonates with you, and share your own experiences about making big money with a tiny list. I have completed my first book, Huge Profits With A Tiny List: 50 Ways To Use Relationship Marketing To Increase Your Bottom Line, and it is now available. Click on the picture of the book on the right to get your copy today, or visit Amazon.com directly to see what else I have available.

My latest books are now available. The titles include Huge Profits With Affiliate Marketing: How To Build An Online Empire By Recommending What You Love and The Inner Game of Internet Marketing, co-written with author Geoff Hoff. Click on the link on the right, or visit my author page on Amazon or Barnes & Noble to order your copy today.

Finally, The Weekend Marketer, is available! I spent almost a year creating this book and online course based on the principles and CRGreen Cover 03 SM 187x300 Huge Profits Tiny List with Connie Ragen Greenstrategies I used to make the jump from working as a classroom teacher and real estate appraiser to coming online full time in 2006. You can do the same thing, and I’m here to assist you. No matter where you are right now, the Weekend Marketer™ book and program will help you to achieve the success you want and deserve.

It is my hope that you will join me on your journey of turning your ideas, interests, and passions into a lucrative online business. The first Weekend Marketer Live Workshop was in October in Las Vegas, and was so well received that I’ll be hosting the next one there the weekend of October 11-13, 2014. I hope you will be able to join us then.

August 30th, 2014

What’s Next For You in Your Body of Work?

body of work 200x300 Whats Next For You in Your Body of Work?I’ve been reading Pamela Slim’s latest book, Body of Work: Finding the Thread That Ties Your Story Together, and it has made me think more about what I am doing in my own life and business. In her latest blog post Pamela asks her readers what’s next in their body of work.

Here is an excerpt from her post that rings true with me:

“We have so much more in common than we think– people in every work mode want to know that the work they do matters, they want to enjoy what they do, and they want to know that they will remain highly employable, no matter the economic climate. My heart sings when I get to help individuals, organizations and communities work together to create positive, productive and sustainable economic growth. So that is my next challenge!”

As I look back over my own Body of Work, almost nine years in the making since leaving my life as a classroom teacher and real estate broker/residential appraiser behind, I think about what I have accomplished. Some is tangible, like the fifteen hundred blog posts I’ve written on my two main sites, the ten books I have published, the events I have spoken at, the Workshops I have hosted, the Retreats I hold in Santa Barbara, and the thousands of people whose lives I have touched and whom have touched mine as well.

The real victory for me is the intangible; the way I have been able to change my mindset and belief system to know anything is possible if we want if badly enough, the feeling of accomplishment I have when one of my students excels, and the way I have been able to step up to help a variety of charities around the world. I’ve come so far, yet I feel in many ways that I am just beginning my journey.

What’s next for you, in your unique body of work?

August 28th, 2014

Using Dropbox Effectively

Dropbox 300x154 Using Dropbox EffectivelyDropbox is a service that allows you to store your content in the Cloud. I started out with the free version, which you may access here, and when I realized how simple it made my business I upgraded to the paid version. In a recent post at their blog, the good people at Dropbox explained how they have added a new feature in case your computer falls into the wrong hands. Here is an excerpt from that post:

“Remote wipe lets you delete your Dropbox files from a lost or stolen device while keeping them safely backed up in Dropbox. For example, if you’ve ever left your laptop on a plane, you’re not just worried about the laptop — you’re worried about the stuff that’s on it.”

You can also share folders with others through your Dropbox account, giving them their own unique password. This is an excellent feature if you work virtually and have several people assisting you on a variety of projects as I do. In addition, I have pictures, videos, audios, and all of my written documents backed up and saved with Dropbox. There are so many more features I’m not going into detail with here, and once you give it a try you will not know how you ever lived without it!

August 24th, 2014

Do You Have an Email Marketing Strategy?

email 300x300 Do You Have an Email Marketing Strategy?Having an email marketing strategy certainly makes sense in an ever-changing online marketing world. I like to believe my email marketing is working well for my business goals, but after reading a post on email marketing strategy from Lynette Chandler I realize I still have a lot to learn.

In this article Lynette shares her insights into this topic, including a site she uses call Customer.io. It’s like the go-between with your website and your email system. They call it behavioral emails. If you want to take your business to the next level, consider making some small changes that could bring huge results.

What do you think about changing your own email marketing strategy?

Listen to my podcast interview with Lynette Chandler here.

August 23rd, 2014

Great About Page Examples

about me 300x200 Great About Page ExamplesLooking for some great ‘About Page’ examples?

Your ‘About Page’  is the most crucial page on your blog or website. It seems like everyone has an opinion about what should be included, and I was asked by Nicole Dean to give my opinion in one of her recent posts. You’ll enjoy reading what she and the others think about this, as well as seeing other great ‘About Page’ examples.

I said in that post:

My best tip for an effective and memorable ‘About’ page is to always think of it as a work in progress.
I truly believe this because we are all works in progress in our lives and in our businesses and our sites should reflect this. Leave a comment here with a link to your ‘About Page’ so we can have a look.

Listen to my podcast interview with Nicole Dean here.

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August 21st, 2014

Writing Your Ebook As An Affiliate Marketer

ebook 300x225 Writing Your Ebook As An Affiliate MarketerWriting your eBook as an affiliate marketer works extremely well for niche topics and Amazon products. It seems like people have forgotten just how powerful an eBook can be, and that you can sell them for much more than similar content would sell for as a book on Kindle. As far as using this type of content to drive affiliate sales, it is one of the most effective and underutilized techniques available to us for our online businesses.

I wrote a guest post for Jim Edwards where I discussed a step by step affiliate domination system for niche topics. If you go through this article you will see that I have developed some specific methods that are not being taught anywhere else. With the exception of Squidoo, which is currently in the process of merging with HubPages you will find that everything I teach is up to date and continues to work well in today’s world.

You may also want to listen to the podcast interview I did with Jim Edwards by clicking here.

August 19th, 2014

Goal Setting and Goal Achieving

goal setting 300x225 Goal Setting and Goal AchievingGoal setting and goal achieving can be done using something called ‘Smart Goals’, where SMART is an acronym for goals that are:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Agreed
  • Realistic
  • Time bounded

Marlon Sanders has an excellent post on this topic that is worth reading. He gives examples of SMART goals and shares where he went wrong with his own goals before learning more about this.

I can speak from experience when I tell you that writing down your goals is the best way to begin. I continue to do this and focus on the steps I must take each day to move closer to each of my goals.

Listen to my podcast interview with Marlon Sanders here.

August 17th, 2014

Book Font Combinations

book font combinations 300x225 Book Font CombinationsFinding the best book font combinations for your printed books can be a challenge, but may be well worth the time and effort to find the ones that work best for you. A recent post by book publishing expert Teresa Miller discusses this topic in her recent post, where she also shares a list of top fonts and combinations from Douglas Bonneville.

Teresa says that one her personal “go-to” combinations is the first one on Bonneville’s  list: Helvetica (bold) for chapter titles and Garamond for body content.

I have written all of my print books (nine to date) using the Georgia font throughout. Now I can see that I have limited myself with this choice and intend to be more creative with my next book (due out in October, 2014).

Which fonts are you using in your printed writing, and why do you prefer those to the more traditional font combinations?

Teresa Miller was a guest on my podcast series recently and you can listen to that interview here.

August 15th, 2014

Podcast: Debbie Benstein

debbie benstein Podcast: Debbie BensteinDebbie Benstein first reached out to me in a Skype group we were both a part of. I felt an immediate connection with her and loved what she had to say on her Marketing Morsels site. I soon found out she was living in Israel and assumed she was Israeli. She is not. She is Israeli and Irish and lived previously in Great Britain.

Debbie’s Marketing Morsels are filled with solid, valuable marketing tips based on her more than twenty-five years of real world marketing experience. I love how she describes what she does on her site:

“I care deeply about old-fashioned values such as honesty, integrity and ethical behavior. Marketing can often be manipulative and that’s the kind of marketing I despise. But marketing done well, and to a receptive audience, can promote a win-win scenario for both the business and the target market. That’s the kind of marketing I like to do.”

Please listen to this marketing tips podcast with an open mind and see if you don’t agree with me that Debbie Benstein is indeed a rare gem.

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August 14th, 2014

Online Marketing Productivity Habits

productive habits 289x300 Online Marketing Productivity HabitsOnline marketing productivity habits can definitely increase your bottom line, and Dennis Becker has written a post about this that I highly recommend. He breaks down his strategy into five ‘Productive Habits’ and I resonate the most with #1 – They plan what they are doing each day. This is what Dennis says about this:

“This is one of the biggest problems Internet marketers face. It’s next to impossible to be productive if you don’t have a plan for what you’re doing each day. If you just plop down at your computer with only a vague idea of what you want to get done, nothing will get done at all.”

Please read and comment on his full post at the link above, and let me know what you thought about it by commenting here.

You can learn more about Dennis Becker by listening to an interview I did with him for my
Online Marketing Tips  podcast series here.