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A Better Autoresponder?

Posted by on July 13, 2010 at 1:04 am

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MAILCHIMP?

A Better Autoresponder?

All the gurus say “the money is in the list”. It’s true that we all need to build a list, but before we can do that we need an autoresponder. It would be almost impossible to manage a list of subscribers without one.

For newbies, an autoresponder is a big expense when starting out, because it takes a while before you can recoup the expense. There is a superb service called MailChimp that is free until you have 500 subscribers. The next level is just $15, whereas AWeber is $19 a month for up to 500 subscriners and then jumps to $29. Quite a difference.

MailChimp has an amazing list of features/functions and the site holds a massive amount of  helpful information and statistics about email marketing.

Compare MailChimp with other leading autoresponders

Outsourcing For 5 Bucks

Posted by on July 7, 2010 at 5:25 pm
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$5 Lifesaver

Online Helpers for $5

Do you have some simple tasks piling up that you thought were too small to outsource? Then you really should check out a site called Fiverr.

It’s still in beta test mode but is already capturing the imagination of all manner of people. Registered members can buy or sell 5 dollar services.

“Fiverr” has a “Twitter” feel about it with incoming short posts in real time. Services are called “Gigs” and all cost just $5.00. Some Gigs are crazy and imaginative but there are many that we internet marketers and bloggers can use.

Just a few of the useful online services people will do for a fiver:

  • Interview you over the internet (You send the intro & questions & they interview you and send the recording.)
  • Professional voiceovers for your website or ads.

Increase Traffic With Free Web Tools

Posted by on June 2, 2010 at 10:51 pm
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FREE WEB TOOLS

Free Web Tools

Writing comments on blogs is a great way to increase traffic and build backlinks to your site. But it can be very time consuming to manually find the right blogs.

I found a  free downloadable software called Blog Finder that does this work for you. You’ll quickly find the sites that are worthy of your time and get all the relevant data about those sites.

Blog Finder is just a small part of a “foolproof plug and play suite of software tools” called Web Tools Now that is available for free from SEO geniuses Jeff Alderson and Charles Kirkland. They use these tools themselves to rank their sites and get organic traffic. (There’s nothing like some serious SEO to juice your sites.)

Create Quick Videos Online Free

Posted by on May 30, 2010 at 9:51 pm

FlixTime – Free Video Creator

Check out Flixtime and create videos in just minutes. Wow! All you need are a few photos (and if you like, some short video clips – not essential). Flixtime  creatively blends your clips and text automatically into a short video. There are loads of music selections to choose from. You are done in a few minutes. Imagine how many videos you can make for affiliate products.
Take a look at the first video I created just for fun. Go and have a play with it at http://flixtime.com

You can download the finished video or copy the embed code to your blog or webpage. It’s absolutely free and there’s no upsell.

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