Making Money w/Emails… also applies to Solo Ads!

I make sales daily. There are many factors involved. Does your headline prompt them to open. Does your content prompt them to take action. Is your product something they are interested in. Is it something that is saturated already.

Do you use the pre-written messages for products and services that 100,000 other people are using, and people are sick of seeing. Most people have to be exposed 7-11 times to a product or service before they will take action. I have literally millions of ads a day running. My mailing list is 18 yrs old, and several thousand people are on it. I have spent years grooming my list. I get tire kickers, and freebie seekers, sure… but most of the people on my list are proven buyers, past customers and people who know me that I have built trust with.

In a big way, it is a numbers game also, 14,000 is a drop in the bucket in reality:-) For instance I mail to Herculist daily which is currently 143,000 members, that is a little over 1 million emails a week, and I only register 50 hits and 1 or 2 sales. Some weeks No sales and it’s hard just to get a signup:-) But Herculist is a drop in the bucket too, compared to how many other resources I use for advertising every day. It is a numbers game again, and you have to remember a lot of people use email accounts that are just for their safelist and they NEVER read the emails that go there.

So as you can see,  many, many, factors are involved. People think they are gonna be Internet Marketers… and get rich overnight. Occasionally a couple do. But how many millions of marketers are there out there? And, the numbers grow by thousands every week. The percentage of business done online every year is daunting, and growing at phenomenal rates. I don’t know your resources of course, but we are all competing with corporations that have huge advertising and marketing expenditures. A lot of the guru marketers you see out there are not individuals at all. They are literally corporations under the guise of some Guru Name.

I started Marketing in 2003 and am now what I call Semi-Retired. Now it’s part hobby, part business for me as I will likely never quit fully:-) There were a lot of times I hated it,  and I wasn’t making a dime, month after month broke. Never making sales, and putting many hours and thousands of dollars into it, with very little results.  But I have built systems over the years that just keep paying residual income. They just need what I call regular maintenance, and attention.

I just started running Traffic Sites a year ago, kinda as a hobby, but, I treat it like a business! It is not where I make my money…long way from it.

How big is your mailing list? have you spent time with those people and built trust. ‘The Money is in the List’ is not just a saying! Do you offer quality products and services that are targeted to those specific people you want to make sales to. I think the number one thing most endeavoring marketers fail to see the importance of…is that their #1 Priority is building their list, hands down. Email Marketing is an extremely powerful tool when done right!!!

Do you invest enough time and money to a specific business plan, with a clear vision of what your looking to achieve as an individual marketer, or a company?
Having a clear and precise business plan is paramount to success.

So if you read this far, I guess I didn’t bore you too much:-) I suppose
I was in the mood to share my thoughts and see what I could offer to help.

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I been getting this a lot over time, a long time!


Some tips from a Veteran Marketer,

that I learned both online,  and in the

‘Brick and Mortar’ marketing

world.  This is by no means… all

inclusive, or exhaustive, and not

necessarily in order:-)

You Need to promote less things,  in more ways.

Less is better,  you must succeed in one thing,

before you move on to another.  Mastery is key!

When you learn to make one business successful

you can apply the principals to another.


People who fail Internet Marketing have  these

6 things, at the least…  in common.

1.) They don’t build a list. ( This should be your #1 Focus

in my opinion:-))  Yes, even the wise ‘Brick and Mortar’

businesses do this!  But… it must be a quality list,  that

has been groomed, and you have built trust with. Quality

over quantity,  most definitely applies here!

2.) Jumping from program to program, always wanting the next

shiny thing/object  – usually promising easy riches/money,

(my advice:  “leave the shiny things for the raccoons”).  Oh,

and yes….   Push Button easy!  I’ve heard it a lot, we are a

instant gratification culture in this day and age.

3.) Spread themselves too thin by following the, ‘Multiple

Income Streams’  advice of others. A lot of whom have

never made a dime. Yes, multiple streams are good,  you

shouldn’t have all your eggs in one basket,  but I believe

building one business at a time is most effective,  for most

people,  then… rinse and repeat.

4.) Don’t treat their business as just that… a business,

they act like it’s a hobby. They don’t have a written

business plan, with objectives and goals clearly


5.) They don’t want to realize that capital, investing both

time and money,  is pretty much the reality of owning any

business… in the real world and online!  And yes, time is

money, unless you believe your time is worth nothing!

Relates to #4 again.


6.) Last on this list, they are the type pf person that either

doesn’t take action…. or quits when they don’t see

instantaneous, or fast results!  This relates to #2



*** Bonus Tip: Build Your List, Build

Your List, Build Your List….

Best Regards,