Friday, February 17, 2017

Which sales funnel is right for you?

Nothing to sell and no tools to suggest:

Which sales funnel will work best for you?

There are tons of models. If you are interested in sales funnels:
Check out
It is free to join and you can make commissions
selling the products they have there.

But that is not the reason I am suggesting you check it out.
If you click on a product and the JV page,
it will show you the sales funnel they are using.

It may contain X amount of upsells or X amount of downsells
and you can get all that information free by doing some research.
You can look at which products are selling the most.
You can look at which products are grossing the most dollars.
Then model your sales funnel after theirs.
Often times you can see how many upsells and downsells
and what the price points are for those options.
Sometimes you can even see what kinds of products they are...
Usually a product may have extra videos or coaching as upsells.

To be successful all you have to do is model successful people.

That will work for sales funnels. But what about your business funnel?

There are three funnel systems that I have seen success with.
There are millionaires using all three of these methods and
combinations of these methods.
Which is right for you?

Funnel Method One: Blog

You can have a blog on most hosting sites now. Popular ones are Blogger
(owned by Google and you are currently on blogger), and Wordpress.
Both are free options. Blogger as stated is owned by Google so that
has advantages. Wordpress has a ton of plugins for sharing socially and
SEO, creating content and ranking it. I like both.

The main draw is content. You usually have a signup box where they
can follow you or they can join your RSS feed.
They will get notified by email when you write new content.
Give as much value as you can. Suggest helpful products that will
help them achieve their goals... You can run ads on the side.

This is not a trick.
If you look to the right of this post you will likely see:
from top to bottom, the follow me by email, follow me on
Social Media and a couple banner ads...

Some people click on these and I make money. You can also
make money with adsense ads in the same place. I prefer my own
products and my own affiliate links, but adsense can make you
money with little effort.

Funnel Method 2: Email Opt Ins

Similar to the method above as far as contact...
Have someone come to your landing page/squeeze page.
Give them something of value in exchange for their E-mail address.
Follow up with an autoresponder.
Suggest helpful products that will help them achieve their goals,
or that will make their life easier...
I suggest a soft sale approach instead of slamming them with
messages of BUY NOW, instead show them value.

Funnel Method 3: Membership sites

I will probably need to do a post on each of these funnels in particular,
but this is a  nice overview. Membership sites are nice residual income.
This is where content is super important. You need to give them
enough and more so that they keep coming back for more information,
software, tools, tips, reports or videos etc.
1,000 members paying you $5 a month adds up...
The idea is give them so much value that they want to stay.
You can also charge an annual fee or lifetime upgrade.
The choices are all endless.

So we covered three business models for funneling your traffic and
we covered a variety of sales methods. So figure out which one is best for you.
Do you like writing more? Do you like residual more? Do you like set it and
forget it more? Find what you like best and use that model.

**BONUS TIP** You can combine the methods. You can funnel people to
your squeeze page and suggest your blog and membership site to them via
your email campaign mixed with other quality info...

Whatever you think is best, focus on one and hit that hard with positive action.
You are here reading because you are a winner. If you have questions,
I am always here to help.

Mike Allen

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Content is King: Be Royal

Be Royal

If you have ever looked  at trying to get search engine traffic from Google, 
You know this can be like fighting a Dragon.
I often say Google is like a greased pig:
It is hard to catch and harder to hold onto.

Don't get me wrong, I use Google all the time. 
And when it shows me favor I adore her.
Content is king though.
Your users are interested in you to get content.
Google is looking for sites with great content.

This is not an SEO tutorial by the way. 
As it is I feel like content is king is about my
best advice for trying to catch Google.

Enter Covert Video store:
You can use this plug in for your wordpress site...
You can grab a free wordpress site at
Most hosting companies have this integrated in CPanel.

So what can this do?
You don't have to create content or even make a video...
You can grab videos from anywhere and load them.

So what does Google love? Content.
They also love engagement.
I know I am writing this on Valentine's but not that kind...

How long do they stay on the site?
How long do they look at each page?
How many pages do they look at?

With this plug in they will watch videos and be led to the next.
It has a Youtube style so there will be suggested videos.
Someone could literally spend hours on your site.

So if you are looking to grab some organic traffic,
or if you have wanted to do video but were afraid to show
your lovely face....
or if you just suck at coming up with content (it's ok it's normal)
Grab Covert Video Press

Other thoughts? Absolutely. You can make videos...
is a free option. You can take a video of your computer screen...
You can use a camera or your phone if you want to show off...

You can embed those videos on your site or on your blog.
You can sometimes copy articles at article directories
if they allow it and if you give credit to the author.

Content is King so grab one of those.
You can also Google "Your Niche" and PLR
change your niche to your actual niche...
It can be a cheap solution. Content is all important to Google.
So rewrite it because it likes original content.
Make it look and sound like you.

So in the information age, content is king.
Find a way to inform and engage with your audience.
Help them all that you can.

May you be the next Google Content King (or Queen).

Mike Allen

Thursday, February 9, 2017

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The whole point of my lessons on my free e-course is how to make some social media income. I teach how you can make $100 a day with social media. That is some good income. This course can really ramp up your understanding.

Are you trying to improve branding with social media? Are you trying to generate leads and make sales with social media marketing? This course can help you. I only ever suggest you grab stuff that can help you. 

I grabbed this course because I wanted to learn more and I feel I already know quite a bit about social media. This taught me a few things and some tricks and tips that I really need to make extra effort at. This is newbie friendly. So if you are starting out, this might be the course that gets you on a rock solid foundation.

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Mike Allen

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

When Free Traffic is not Free 

                                         When is free not free?When it comes with a cost!
Your time is more valuable than money. Do you remember the movie "Willy Wonka?"

Remember how he wanted to sell the Golden Ticket? He knew he wanted money and was willing to trade something of more value for that money. It would have been a bad trade. He would have lost out on his own factory because he wanted the simple results.

You have a very limited life span. 100 years if you are in great health, lucky or whatever.
They make more money every day. I believe in abundance over scarcity. Everyone can achieve their dreams if they help enough people. Money is better to give up than your life. The point is to have the money to live your life. You were meant to do more than pay bills and die.

So free traffic is awesome. I love it. The problem is that it is very unpredictable. When it comes to money, unpredictable is less than desirable. So free traffic is a nice bonus on top of whatever you do for your daily business.

Have you ever seen any of the "big" companies using free methods? If you want big results you will have to think bigger. In an upcoming post I will be looking at making some free methods work, but right now I am saying take control of your business.

Grow your list. You have heard since day one (probably minute one) that the money is in the list. This is still just as true as it was the first day of internet marketing. You need a way to educate people, build relationships and stay in contact. So where can you get these people?

You can get traffic from following people on social media and hoping they follow you back. You can post amazing content and pray that someone sees it. Or you can grab some paid traffic. I am no expert on PPC, Google, or FB ads...

So I turned to solo ads. They send me people and they sign up to my list. It is simple enough for me, a college dropout, to master. If I spend 50 cents, I need to be sure I make a dollar. If I make more than that is a bonus. You need to see how well your site converts and how well your ads convert.

So when you make your sales page (squeeze page or landing page) and send people to your autoresponder. (All training on that is in my free e-course Make $100 a day with social Media at You need to see how many people you have to send to get them to join your list. I.E. if you send 100 people to your landing page, how many click and sign up. That number is your conversion percentage. You want to work with pages converting at 50% or more.

So if 50 people join and, as an example, 10 people by your $7.00 product.... You would make $70 minus whatever you spent to get those people there. If you can make your sales page convert better, you can profit quickly. If you can get more than 50 to sign up, you also succeed faster.

Let's take the example of 50 cents per click. For 100 people that is $50. In our example that is 70 minus 50 or a profit of $20. How many times would you spend 50 to make 70? It is a no brainer.

I definitely suggest Using the solo ad sellers listed above:
Or if you want you can go through me

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 Otherwise look for my other methods in upcoming posts. You can get notified by putting your email in the box at the top right. If you want my free E-Course put your email in the box at the top left. You are welcome to do both.

To your success

Mike Allen

Friday, February 3, 2017

How to Find a Profitable Niche


     When you first are getting started, one of the most crucial elements is finding a niche in a good market. 

     If you find a niche market that has no competition but also has no buyers, you will dominate but you will still fail. You will be easily a presence online, but you won't have the sales. Avoid this.

If you find a niche market that has a lot of competition and a lot of buyers, you will fail unless you have more capital or some sneaky trick. I have heard some people have "ad jacking" strategies but that is outside the scope of this post.  It is easy to get into one of these and wonder what happened as you invest what you have just to lose it all. Avoid these as well. 

There may be a place where there are no buyers but high competition. I have not seen this  but just for the sake of being thorough, you must avoid this as well. I can't imagine someone trying to get in a niche with no buyers, but just so you know, it does not help. 

So all that is left is a niche market with low competition (or even medium) and buyers. This is where you can dominate a key phrase that people are looking for and there are buyers in the niche.

This is what you want if you are trying to make money online. You may be creating your own product or you may be an affiliate of a product you know has value, but eventually you need to find buyers for either. 

So how do you find a profitable niche?

First you have to decide if you are going to create your own product or sell someone's product for commission sales. After that you must choose between physical or digital products. For this example we will look at ways you can make money with other people's products as those are things you can do immediately. Action takers will be finding a niche in the next few days and begin creating a sales funnel to it.

So, what if you are traditional and want to sell physical products? With the advent of the Internet you no longer need to have a "brick and mortar store" to sell physical objects. One of the best places to go for this is and join their affiliate program. They also have some digital products like Kindle publishing as well. The plus side is that you don't house inventory and you can meet people's needs.  For example, if someone needs a microwave, there is not a digital solution. The downside is that these products are often not consumable, meaning the sale is likely a one time deal unless you talk them into related items. The other bad thing about this type of niche (physical) is that the percentages are smaller. You usually make 4-8% on physical products. This means you need to sell higher ticket items to make it worth your efforts. 

You may want to consider digital products. These can be memberships (so that you make money monthly from a one time effort) or one time sales. The upside is that these have higher percentages for your commissions. The Downside is that the price point may be small (i.e. it may be a 7 dollar product). The other downside is that these things are also not consumable. So the repeat business comes in selling memberships or subscriptions. I am actually in the process of setting up a membership site. Feel free to join my list at the top left of this article or signup for blog notifications at the top right if you want to get notified first. The top left will probably be given first information when it launches.

Anyway, if you are in the digital products, you just need to find an area with good sales. You need to find a product that has sales, but not a lot of competition. I will tell you about a secret, lazy way, where you can have someone sending you niches that are low competition with buyers if you stay til the end.

One way that you can find products is to join or log in to your account. There are a variety of subjects to choose from. Just click Marketplace and then there are a variety of markets to choose from on the left hand side. Many people jump into E-Business or Health and Fitness. These are both groups that have a lot of buyers. There is a lot of competition as well so you will  to find a sub-niche. This means that you look at a sub group from a larger market. A niche would be working out, but a sub-niche would be working out for ladies who work. 

When you decide on a group, you want to look for products with a high gravity number. This means it has a high number of sales. You also want to consider the initial sale and average sale. The initial sale should be low as it is easier to get someone started with a low number. I.E. I could easily part with $5, but you would need to convince me to part with $100.  The average sale should be high and you want to look for a product with low refunds. 

Ideally these all come together, but you will need to probably focus mainly on gravity. If it is selling the rest can kind of fall into place, I suggest thorough research. Especially research thoroughly before you invest in advertising. You can check the key words related to your product for popularity in Google Trends. It can tell you how often the product name is searched etc. I also would look at Google ad words and see the cost per click. I am not saying buy an ad, but just look at this to see how much it costs. If the cost is low, the competition is low. If the cost is high then the competition is high as well. Try to find a happy medium. 

You can also find digital products at and, and with each site you can sort by popularity, average sale. I would say this is  especially good if you are looking for products that Internet Marketers would be interested in. 

A secret to grabbing a niche before there is any competition is to look at the launch list or launch calendar section of those two sites. If you can put up a site related (by keyword) to a product about to launch, then you can dominate the searches when people start searching for the new product. This is called "launch jacking" and can be profitable during the launch. As it is you may still get sales well after the launch if you did a good job dominating the niche. 

Even then that is not my lazy man's secret to finding a niche. Would it be nice if someone sent you a list of niches? What if these niches were low competition? What if they were only sent to a small, exclusive list of marketers? If you want someone to do all the keyword research for you and literally just point you to the money so that you can set up a keyword rich site and dominate that money, then you need to watch the video here FINDANICHE.TRAFFIC-TUTOR.COM

So that's it. No matter how you do it these are ways to find a niche that you can profit from. If you look at the list at the beginning: 66% of niches are failures and only 33% can lead to profits. If you spend any length of time in the 66% you will believe that this does not work. I do not want you to give up and quit. I want you to fulfill your dreams. Use this to find a profitable niche and dominate your finances in 2017.

Mike Allen
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