By: Jason Markum
Market-Tek Enterprises, Inc.
Last week I gave you my secret tips for sending out an email marketing campaign...
Before I get started today I want to make a quick announcement. There will be no WebPromotion-Weekly next week due
to the Fourth of July Weekend here in the States. We'll resume the weekend after.
This week I want to talk about something that has personally brought a lot of money into my pocket over the years. It's something
you can do over a weekend that can continue to make you m'oney in your sleep.
So often on the Internet we see "get rich quick" products. "Sit back and watch the money roll in"....or my
favorite.... "All you have to do is cash the checks as they arrive in the mail!"....
As you know, most (if not all) of these schemes are completely fake....
If only there was a way for you to sit back and watch the checks roll in....
Well there is....and it involves Viral Marketing.
What exactly is viral marketing? It's marketing that runs itself. Like a cold, it gets passed on
to the next person...who passes it on to the next person...who passes it on...and on...and on....
I love Viral Marketing because it's often free, and it allows you to literally sit back and
watch the checks come pouring in (if you do it right!).
"Yeah John great....but give me an example!"
Sure thing! A great example of Viral Marketing is the eBook. You can write yourself a little
ebook on whatever you're selling. Load it with as much useful information as you can.
Also put many references to products you're selling or web sites you own in the ebook.
Then at the end of your eBook, put a reseller license. This is just a page that says basically
"I give you permission to give this eBook away for free or to sell it and keep all the profits".
Next, head over to google and do a search for "Ebook Directories" (type it in just like that). You'll
get a list of thousands of sites that allow you to upload your free eBook. People use these
eBook directories to search for free eBooks.
Spend a few days uploading your free eBook to these directories....then sit back and wait
for people to start downloading your eBook. Some of the people who download and read your
eBook will then give it away to people from their own web sites...who will read it and give
it away to people at their web sites (remember the free license you included)...and suddenly
you've got viral marketing.
The better you get at creating an eBook that delicately redirects the reader to your web site
(and to your sales pitch) the better you will make out using viral marketing.
And of course, you have to then have a web site that does a good job of selling your product for you...
If you don't have an eBook on whatever it is you're selling...write one today! Just say to
yourself that you will spend 1 hour each day writing for one week. Your eBook doesn't
have to be long, or well written...look at me, I'm a terrible writer and yet I publish
this ezine every week!
I hope you have a pleasant 4th of July weekend next weekend. Myself, I'm going to find myself
a nice empty beach somewhere and I'm not going to move for the entire weekend!
That's all for this week. See you next Monday!