How Co-Registration Can Build Your Fan Club Fast

Building Your Fan Club

What if you could have other websites out recruiting subscribers for you, 24/7?

That’s basically how co-registration works. You make arrangements with partners to offer your email newsletter (or blog posts via email) for potential readers to subscribe to. If your offer is compelling enough, the subscriber will be automatically added to your email subscription list after they opt-in.

There are various ways to go about this, some better than others, but each with unique considerations to keep in mind. There are paid arrangements, barter arrangements, and sometimes hybrids. Keep in mind that this is in no way buying or trading email addresses — it’s simply a form of off-site advertising that offers an opt-in subscription to your content, plus any relevant bonus reports or tutorials that you may offer as an enticement.

[ Continue Reading... ]

5 Steps to Pay Per Click Advertising That Works

Building Your Fan Club

Compared with the ineffective crapshoot that is traditional advertising, there’s no better way to get targeted traffic than through pay-for-performance keyword advertising in search engines. If you’re not clear on what pay per click ads are, those are the sponsored links that show up when you perform a web search in Google, Yahoo and other search engines.

While more targeted than offline advertising or banner ads, it’s certainly possible to throw away a lot of cash with pay per click. The way to do that is to fail to think strategically about where you send people who click on your ads.

The goal of pay per click advertising is to get in front of searchers who are looking specifically for what you have to offer. This takes careful keyword research, strategic bidding, and compelling ad copy just to get the click.

The problem is, that’s where most people stop.

[ Continue Reading... ]

Building Traffic to Build Your Fan Club

Building Your Fan Club

It’s hard to engage readers on a continual basis.

It’s downright impossible to even get to that stage if no one stops by in the first place.

Those of you who have read Viral Copy know that I discussed eleven strategies in four categories for gaining attention and links from other bloggers. And if you’ve been around this blog for a while you also know that I primarily use only one of the categories and two of the strategies.

The category is Resources and the two strategies are tutorials and free ebooks.

[ Continue Reading... ]

What’s Your Blog Really About?

image of Building your fan club logo

I read a great story this morning.

It’s all about this guy who started blogging back in 2002 after he read an article on the subject. He spent all his free time teaching himself the ins-and-outs of blogging back at a time when all the “how to blog” resources we have today didn’t exist.

He continued to start additional blogs on different subjects, and soon discovered that he was making enough income to cut back his employment to part time so he could focus more on blogging. He decided to really give this blogging thing a go and see if he could make a living from it.

From there, he eventually did become a full time blogger, supported mostly by advertising revenue from close to 20 blogs. It seems this fellow had stumbled into a thoroughly modern new profession, and it allowed him to make much more money than he had previously.

Where did I read this story?

[ Continue Reading... ]

Four Simple Steps to More Blog Subscribers

Do you know the quickest, simplest way to get more subscribers to your blog?

The answer is to ask them to subscribe, and make it as easy as possible.

Wow. That’s way too obvious, right?

And yet, day in and day out, I see bloggers who not only fail to ask for the subscription, they downright make it difficult to subscribe. I’ve literally had to poke around on some blogs just trying to find a way to get the content delivered.

Most people won’t do that. And I’ve ended up ditching plenty of blogs because it was too much of a hassle.

So, believe it or not, you can gain an advantage over your competition by simply making it easier to subscribe. The successful conversion of visitors to subscribers is in no small part related to simple usability and motivation adjustments.

[ Continue Reading... ]

Where’s the Money in Blogging?

Building Your Fan Club

The money’s not in your archives.

The money’s not in your Technorati rank.

The money’s not in your Google juice.

The money’s not in being on the A-List.

The money’s not in AdSense.

There is money in page views at this point, but you’ll need a whole, whole bunch of them (which means you’ll need a whole, whole bunch of return visits).

Since the old days of mail order sales, magazine subscriptions, and all the way up to permission email marketing, there’s a saying that remains true, even for bloggers.

The money’s in the list.

But blogging actually provides so much more than a simple subscriber list of people to market to. Blogging allows for interactive relationships that force you to be your best, all while allowing your message to spread virally.

So, when it comes to blogging…

The money’s in your fan club.

Sound like the start of a new tutorial, right?

And this one is soooo money. :)

If you enjoyed this post, subscribe today to get free updates by email or RSS.