This post is by Bruce Bates, President of The Marketer’s Cooperative.
Hello my friends,
This email is a MEGA long newsletter based email that may be in your best interest as a marketer and/or business owner to read. It does not contain any links.
My goal is not to get you to click and join things. I am not like other marketers you may know. My goal as the president of the marketers cooperative, is to help you learn how to succeed.
The fact is everyone thinks they know what it takes and most spend years struggling until they give up. Do you know why?
Its because they get caught in the trap of doing what others tell them to do, instead of doing what others are actually doing. Its something everyone seems to fall prey to when they first start marketing.
They follow industry leaders, and join all the things leaders tell them to join and do all the things leaders tell them, and what do they find? They make leaders lots of money so others can fall for the same gimmicks.
So today, I am going to tell you a couple tips leaders don’t want you to know. I am going to share insider tips that will propel your marketing to entirely new heights.
Best of all I am going to do it without sharing a single link or conning you into joining yet another traffic building program.
=== BECOME A SUPER AFFILIATE ===
So you want to be a super affiliate right? You want to be the guy (or gal) everyone comes to become you bring with you all the right people right? Who doesn’t want to be a super affiliate?
Well I am going to give you the biggest secret anyone can ever tell you. Referral Contest leader boards are your NUMBER ONE ally. What does that mean?
It means the single most hidden gem on the internet used by the elites and industry leaders, are the referral contest leader boards OTHER people post.
How does it work? Very simple. You join a website. You look at their referral contests. You see who the top referrers are. You reach out to those people socially. You praise them. You flatter them. You tell them how awesome they are.
You invite them to your website or your business. You do this over and over and over on every single site you can find that has a leaderboard of top referrers
Most will be busy promoting other things. This is why they are top referrers. Do not be discouraged and do not give up.
Continue to reach out until you find a small handful to join you. It only takes 5 or 6 people that can refer 100+ people each. Suddenly your website and or business…. starts to explode.
=== ARTICLE MARKETING ===
Did you know that more than 40% of what a person does online is preceded by a search of some sort? Its not always about Google or Bing or search engines, but most tasks online start with someone searching for something.
People search social networks for posts they remember seeing, they search for articles to learn about things, they search video sites to learn about things….. the fact is everyone is searching.
There is no power online greater than the power of written text.
Video marketers don’t like to admit this but the fact is, without text, a video can’t really be indexed. Something has to define how it will be found in search and audio and video can’t yet be indexed without good old fashion text.
So what does this mean for you as a marketer? It means you need to focus on SEO, and focusing on SEO means focusing on text. How? Something you have heard for a long time but no one ever bothered to explain to you – article marketing.
First of all, never ever ever spin articles, never re-write articles, and never submit the same article twice anywhere. Just don’t do it. That is rule one. If you don’t want to trust me on this, thats okay. You can do it the hard way. I did once.
Second, stop seeing article marketing as article marketing. Thats really the biggest key no one wants to share. When you write an article about your business or website, you should not be writing an article that you intend to market.
So what should you be doing? Writing an article that is geared to a target audience.
This may sound strange, but its the fact. Imagine you are about to stand up in front of a crowd of 500 people. You have to explain your products, services, business, website, website usage, etc. to people who have never before heard anything about it.
What would you say? You want these people to come to you at the end of your speech and ask you to join. So you need to make whatever you say compelling. THAT is what your article should look like. It doesn’t need to be long. It simply needs to convey your message.
A good 500 word article, will do wonders for your website and business. So where do you submit these articles? Well that is the real trick. What the experts would have you believe is you need software that auto submits to hundreds, even thousands of article directories. NOTHING could be further from the truth.
Articles should be submitted in places where people are social. There are plenty of sites and the list is endless. Linkedin is a great place to submit articles. There is also apsense which offers both articles and review submissions. There is of course the ever popular steemit. There are blogs and guest posts. There are forums. Truthfully the list is endless.
Now I am not suggesting people go out and write up thousands of articles and shift their business practices. Instead I am suggesting spending 30 minutes each day typing up a nice original article, and finding a new site to submit it to.
Every day 1 new article, never spend more than 30 minutes typing it up, think outside the box on places to submit your articles. Thats all there is to it.
=== MARKETERS COOPERATIVE DELIVERS ORGANIC CONTENT ===
Marketers Cooperative website, OSMP, offers you an absolute first and original concept in organic content. We are the first site ever on the internet to introduce an article exchange.
You write up 3 sentence criteria for the article, you create a title for article, you add a link and your link text, and you make a credit offer to others.
In turn others can then find your offer, go out on the internet, type up and article using your criteria, and earn credits and rewards for it.
It is organic in the fact others must follow your criteria but they are also writing their own unique hand written article and submitting it to a random website on the internet. It is impossible for google to detect as “cheating” because no lists of article sites are maintained.
This is truly a magic little tool.
To help you understand this tool a little better and to get you more familiar with OSMP and the way our website works, we have added our own article request to the exchange.
One can earn a very handsome 500 credits for following the instructions and writing up a nice article about the marketers cooperative and OSMP somewhere on the internet.
To check this out, log into your cooperative website account, visit offsite advertising from the left hand menu, and then click the “article exchange”. Be sure to read the “how it works” to fully understand.
I hope everyone enjoys the site, finds much success, and finds our cooperative to be useful as we move forward in progress towards the future.