Monthly Archives: September 2012

Bill Hicks Hilarious Video About Marketing

Bill Hicks share his views on marketing people. Personally, I find Bill Hicks to be a hilarious stand-up comedian and this clip proves it.

But I don’t agree with the point – marketing is not about “going after the make money online dollar” really. Sure, there are sleazy internet marketers out there who do unethical things. But that doesn’t mean you have to!

There are plenty of ethical ways to market great products that truly make a difference in peoples’ lives. Remember always – marketing is powerful. Use that power wisely.

Muhammad Ali’s Inspirational Speech – Psych Yourself Up For Success!

Muhammad Ali – everyone knows the name. The man is the most famous boxer in the history of the sport, and one of the most well-known athletes in the world.

Why?

Cassius Clay was more than just a boxer – he was a showman. He was an exceptional speaker. He knew how to talk, how to promote himself, how to scare his opponents, how to get press and publicity… he was an incredible businessman – not just a boxer.

Watch this video and see what I mean – Muhammad Ali dazzles the audience and the media as he talks about how he’s going to whoop George Foreman in the next fight… “I’ma show you how great I am!”

Best Motivation Video Ever!

This is probably the best motivation video I’ve ever seen! So I wanted to share it with you.

Enjoy!

 

Interview With Shaun Furman, Founder of Millionaire Mentors Today

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Shaun Furman, founder of the Millionaire Mentors Today show about what it takes to be successful as an online marketer.

Shaun’s first business was a fountain pen company. He loves fountain pens but he’s not PASSIONATE about pens. He found that what he really loves to do is teach people about business, marketing and success. That’s why he founded Millionaire Mentors Today and today it’s one of the top web TV shows for online marketers and entrepreneurs.

On the show, Shaun interviews millionaires (and even a few billionaires) about what makes them so successful. You can watch the show below either on our Motivation and Success Podcast or on YouTube.

Make sure to grab your pen and take notes because this information is priceless!

Podcast:

YouTube version:

List Of 15 Sites To Promote Your Nonfiction Free Kindle Books

As an author of several best-selling Amazon Kindle books, I’m always looking for new ways to promote my books – especially during those crucial 5 free Kindle Promotion days.

Each of these sites in the list help you promote your Kindle books during those free promotion days – and even after.

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This list will help you promote your Kindle books during their Free promotion period on Amazon.

Top 15 Sites For Promoting Your Free Book

1) Pixel of Ink

Big site, easy submission form for your free Kindle books. Give them at least 1 weeks notice ahead of time.

2) Ereader News Today

Big site, easy submission form for your free Kindle books. Give them at least 1 weeks notice ahead of time.

3) FreeBookClub.org

Big free Kindle books site, easy submission form for your free Kindle books. Give them at least 1 days notice ahead of time.

4) Bargain Ebook Hunter

Big free Kindle books site, easy submission form for your free Kindle books. Give them at least 1 weeks notice ahead of time.

5) Snicklist.com

Big free Kindle books site, easy submission form for your free Kindle books. You can only submit you’re book WHEN IT’S FREE (Or 1 day before).

6) That Book Place

Big free Kindle books site, easy submission form for your free Kindle books. Give them at least 1 weeks notice ahead of time.

7) Indie Book of the Day

Big free Kindle books site, easy submission form for your free Kindle books. Give them at least 1 weeks notice ahead of time.

8) Free Book Dude

Big free Kindle books site, easy submission form for your free Kindle books. Give them at least 1 weeks notice ahead of time.

9) Digital Book Today

Big free Kindle books site, easy submission form for your free Kindle books. Give them at least 1 weeks notice ahead of time.

10) Author Marketing Club

This site is more of a club for authors but they do allow you several free and paid ways to promote your books, as well as lots of useful info and training for authors.

11) Addicted to Ebooks

Big free Kindle books site, easy submission form for your free Kindle books. You can only submit you’re book WHEN IT’S FREE (Or 1 day before).

12) The-Cheap.net

Big free Kindle books site, easy submission form for your free Kindle books. Give them at least 1 weeks notice ahead of time.

13) Flurries of Words

For this site, you’ll need to contact the blogger directly and ask her to review the book. Good luck!

14) The Frugal Reader

Big free Kindle books site, easy submission form for your free Kindle books. Give them at least 1 weeks notice ahead of time.

15) Free Kindle Books & Tips

Big free Kindle books site, easy submission form for your free Kindle books. Give them at least 1 weeks notice ahead of time.

Bonus! 16) GoodKindles

GoodKindles is the only site on this list that requires a donation ($5+) but I highly recommend it because it’s also the only site that gives you a permanent listing for your book. Other sites will often remove your listing when your free promo is over, but with GoodKindles, your listing is permanent and you can list your book even you’re not doing a KDP Select free promotion.

What You Need To Submit Your Free Kindle Book

Most often, when you’re submitting your free Kindle book to one of these sites, you will need the following info:

1) Title of Book

2) Link to your Amazon Book page

3) Sometimes the ASIN #  (found on your Amazon Book Page)

4) Author Name

5) Dates Book will be FREE

6) Comments or your Book Pitch.

7) Category (Nonfiction generally, some sites have specific categories like business)

How To Promote A Press Release To Get 5x As Much Traffic

I’ve developed a system over the years that has been incredibly useful in boosting SEO results and traffic for press releases and other announcements for my small business clients.

Actually, this strategy works for just about ANY piece of NEW content online – a blog post, press release, even a podcast show.

How To Promote New Content

Basically, it involves creating a coordinated social media promotions campaign that launches within 60 minutes of the press release or news announcement.

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Follow this guide for promoting new content to get 5x as much traffic!

Within 60 minutes of your new blog post or press release or piece of content you want to promote, you should:

1. Tweet the web page (and have employees/friends tweet it)

2. Post the announcement on Facebook (and have employees/friends post it too)

3. Pin any images or videos on the web page to Pinterest

4. Create and post a video to YouTube talking about the announcement and linking back to the web page (make sure to fill out keywords in the video and the video description)

5. Embed the YouTube video into a blog post and publish the blog post linking back to the web page

6. Post the web page on other social networks – Reddit, Delicious, Digg, StumbleUpon, for example

7. Do anything else you can to promote the announcement as soon as it comes out (if you can schedule media interviews immediately after the announcement, that would be perfect!)

In my experience, the combined effect of all of this promotion as soon as the Press Release or announcement is made has generally been a 4 to 5 times increase in traffic thanks to the improved search engine rankings of this new. This strategy works so well because Google now places a big priority on newer content – they want the freshest, most relevant content to come up to the top of their Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs).

By promoting your new content in so many ways on so many networks, Google notices this and says “Hey! This content is new, it’s relevant and it’s getting promoted on these various networks. Let’s pump up it’s search engine rankings.” And this becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. As soon as Google raises the rankings, the new content gets more traffic, which  gets more social media shares, and so on.

Don’t believe it’ll get you 5x as much traffic? Try it for your next press release or blog post and let me know what kind of results you get!

The Best Motivational Video Ever Made – You Were Created With A Purpose!

You were born special! You were born for a unique purpose!

Watch this awesome motivational video – live your purpose.

Ian Ippolito Interview, Rent-A-Coder Millionaire Internet Marketer

I just interviewed Ian Ippolito, the internet marketing millionaire who founded Rent-A-Coder (now known as vWorker).

In this amazing interview, Ian shares his secrets for success in business. He talks about his struggles, his challenges, and his several business failures, and of course, how he became successful with Rent-A-Coder.

If you don’t know, Rent-A-Coder became one of the biggest sites in the world for finding freelancers and independent contractors. Today, the company’s been rebranded as vWorker and has access to over 380,000 virtual workers who can do everything from web design to writing to virtual assistants.

The interview was part of the Success and Motivation Podcast show for entrepreneurs and online marketers.

Brad Smith Interview – Content Marketing And Search Engine Optimization Strategy

I was lucky to be able to interview Brad Smith recently on his content marketing & SEO strategy. In this interview, Brad shares some nuggets of PURE GOLD when it comes to getting traffic and creating sales online using content marketing.

Brad is the founder of FixCourse and he’s an online marketing consultant. Watch the interview below to learn his secrets!

How To Get Awesome Testimonials With Facebook Fan Reviews App

I have over 10,000 Facebook fans on several of my fan pages with great fan engagement and it’s helped my business increase sales dramatically online.

My biggest tip for Facebook marketing is to share photos that resonate and connect emotionally with your target market. Photo status updates on Facebook will reach more people than any other kind of post (more than links, text and video posts). So that’s one easy way to dramatically increase your fan count and fan engagement – post more photos instead of text, links or videos.

Here’s an example of a great photo that engaged with my fans in my nutrition business:

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How To Burn 800 Calories In Just 30 Minutes!

This photo went viral on Facebook – why? Because it engaged with my fans! First of all, it’s just hilarious. Secondly, it’s about “burning calories” which is something a lot of my fans worry about – they want to know how to lose weight, how to eat healthier, etc. So this photo touches them emotionally and makes them laugh – a double whammy!

So is it any wonder why the photo went viral on Facebook? Not to me! I planned it that way – and you can too!

Facebook Fan Reviews Testimonials

I’ve used this strategy of posting photos that connect emotionally with my fans to great effect. In fact, my fans love my photos so much that they leave me testimonials on my fan page.

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The Facebook Fan Reviews app allows your fans to give you testimonials inside of Facebook.

I use the Facebook Fan Reviews App to allow my fans to give me great viral testimonials inside of Facebook – and they do!

 

Just look at some of the testimonials below (last names and links to profiles removed for privacy):

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Hey Tom, thanks for all of your wisdom! You Rock!

Mannie

You are AMAZING!!!! Every day I look forward to checking out your page, because I know I will learn something or be inspired to try something new. Whenever I think my goals are unattainable you post something inspirational that gives me a kick in the butt and motivates me to keep pushing forward!!!! Thank You!

John

+Tom Two Thumbs up! Tom is always right on and he always OVER Delivers!!!!

Elizabeth

Great service, work, and fast delivery. Would recommend. 🙂

Heitor

Good Job, Good Price and Great Results!

Pavel

Excellent job! Highly recommend!

Michael

Great Job…Will use again.

Marvin

“ Tom does an awesome job on fiverr gigs..over delivers and promt service…will use again and again thanks for all your work!

Tracy

Tom is fantastic! Prompt service, delivered quickly, easy to work with. Overall a great experience and I look forward to working with him again!

Mystic

“ I’ve hired Tom several times and never been disappointed. I will use him in future for sure.

Lori

Thank you Tom for making such a huge difference in my health! I love you!!

Baerbel

thanks f or making a difference in my health.I will share this with my patients,many of them suffering from chronic illness and are overweight.

Andy

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Andrea

I love to read everything that comes from you. Your knowledge has helped me in so many different ways, including my diet. I have made a major change in the way I eat. Thank you so much for helping me!

Want to get great fan reviews and testimonials like that on your Facebook fan page? Then go grab the Facebook Fan Reviews app today.

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