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Top Tools to Grow Your Business To New Levels Above your Competitors

These will blow your business out of the water, Save you loads of lost time and make your business grow faster and bigger than ever before. These are my Top Five Tools.

 

1.  Clickfunnels

Over the past 12 months, a new tool called ClickFunnels has taken over the internet.
Over 12,000 entrepreneurs have moved their entire websites over to them, and I was able to get you a free 14 day trial!
Listen to what Liz Benny said after getting her free trial account:
“…I’ve been building out my new funnel inside of ClickFunnels, and after doing it, the idea of using anything else is daunting to me. I would have had to have membership software, landing pages, order forms and still figure out how to tie them all together. I’ll never have to go through that again because of Click Funnels!”
This account will give you access for 2 full weeks so you can look under the hood and have some fun with ClickFunnels!
P.S. – After you see the demo video, you can get a free account, and go setup some funnels. You’ll be blown away with what’s possible:

Get your Free 14 Day Trial Now

 

2. Funnel Scripts

Is it just me, or is the HARDEST part of creating an awesome funnel… is THE COPY.

Yes, the headlines, sales letters / videos, upsells, ect…
In the past, most copywriters charge $15k or more just for ONE sales letter!
So – unless you’re willing to pay the crazy high fees, and often even give up equity in your company, it can be REALLY hard / expensive to get good copy done for your funnels.
Well… that is until now!
You can go and see a demo webinar showing you a new software program we created that will actually write you copy for you!!! (And it isn’t going to cost you $15k + equity)…
THIS is the next best thing to having ME actually sitting in your office writing copy for you!
Want to see how it works?
P.S. – they are limiting how many copies of ‘Funnel Scripts’ – so you’ve got to act fast if you want to get your hands on this new software tool!

3. Funnel Graffiti

Are you a die hard funnel builder and spend most of your time whiteboarding and designing funnels you plan to launch?

Or maybe you spend more time in ClickFunnels than at home with your significant other.

Either way, now you can take your sales funnel excitement to a whole new level!

Introducing…. Funnel Graffiti!

Funnel Graffiti stickers are re-usable stickers that can be used anywhere you like!

Some of our favorite places include:

  • The Television
  • Your Whiteboards
  • The Fridge
  • The Car
  • The Shower
  • And anywhere else you can think of!

Funnel Graffiti is the easiest way to plan out your sales funnel with elements like emails, videos and fully constructed pages ready for you build the ultimate sales funnel!

 

4. Funnel University

 

The founders of ClickFunnels (the #1 marketing platform in the world) just launched their own University.
I just signed up for Funnel U… and here is why you should to:
1st – when you join today, you get a FREE trial, so it won’t cost you anything to try it out.
2nd – when you join today, they will send you this $697 marketing course for FREE!
3rd – Have you noticed that typical “universities” and “entrepreneurs” don’t mix very well?   We have to learn in a different way…  a MUCH different way.
Funnel University was built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs to help you actually make money (crazy concept… ha ha)
And while most universities cost you a crap-ton of money (but don’t even give you the ability to make enough to cover your student loans. Check this out:
Funnel University you can get started today for FREE… and as long as you put forth a little effort, I’m pretty sure your “starting salary” will be a lot higher too.
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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO RIGHT NOW…
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Yes, we’re going to send you for FREE (when you say “maybe”) all of these cool things:
  – Funnel Stacking – My new book that shows the 3 funnels that make 98% of my income AND all of the stats on each page, the emails that link them together and MORE! ($297 Value)
  – The Funnel U Black Card – This is the equivalent of a $2,000 funnel marketing course, but instead of shipping you a dozen DVD’s, we put them all on this USB black card! ($497 Value)
  – Funnel U Print Newsletter – I try to funnel hack AT LEAST one funnel per day. That means that I dissect 30+ funnels per month so I can consistently find the newest, best ways people are building their funnels. Each month I pick my top 2 funnels, and we build our newsletter around that. ($1,297 Value)
  – DotComSecrets Labs Software Suite – You’ll get instant access to some of the COOLEST marketing software tools on the planet. Instant Survey Generator, Video Image Uploader, Webinar Chat App and MORE! ($1,997 Value)
  – And a WHOLE bunch more…
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HERE’S THE CATCH…
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Because Russell is eating all of the cost for you he has made this an extremely limited offer.
(He only has 2,000 of these packages in stock)
All you have to do is say “maybe” and take the Funnel University 14 day trial, and I’ll send you all that awesome stuff for free!
If you don’t like it, just let us know in 14 days, and we’ll cancel your account, and you can keep the HUGE $697 package as his gift to you.
Sound fair?
Read the entire page here to see what you need to
do next.

5. DCS 108 Split Tests

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Hope you enjoy these tools as much as I am and grow your business to new levels.
Enjoy!!

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Listen to this podcast (for two reasons)

I wanted to share with you one of my favorite podcasts for two reasons…
#1: If you’ve ever been in marketing or sales or if you’re an entrepreneur or want to do a startup of your own, I’d love for you to subscribe to the podcast of my friend Russell Brunson.
Russell was seen on this season’s of the show “The Profit.” He helps startups and businesses to grow. Everyday he does a podcast for about 6 minutes during his commute to his office, talking about what they’re doing in their company (which BTW went from startup to over 29,000 ACTIVE paying members in about 2 1/2 years – crazy…)
Anyway, I’ve got tons of gold from this podcast and I think you will too 🙂
BUT… #2…
The other cool thing is that he actually pre-loaded the first 257 episodes of his podcast on an mp3 player that you can get for free.
(Well, you gotta cover $10 shipping and handling.) But I just got one and I’m waiting for it to show up. I thought you might want one as well.
Thanks.
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23 Marketing Techniques That Cost You Time, Not Money

Here is the common situation of many startups. They have no money, but they have to do marketing.

What’s to be done? Instead of focusing on costly marketing methods, such startups must focus on low-budget marketing hacks.

The beauty of growth hacking is that it engages alternate methods of growth, methods which are sometimes lower cost.

Where marketing and engineering meet, growth hacking happens.

where-marketing-and-growth-hacking-meetObviously, growth hacking isn’t free. Strictly speaking none of the techniques in this article are “free.” Anytime you involve people, employees of the company, there will be payroll and associated costs.

But here’s why these methods are so powerful. They don’t require a huge marketing budget. All you need is some time, some savvy, and the kind of focused and driven perspective that smart marketing requires.

1. Get Links From Your Service Providers

To rank well, a website needs high-quality backlinks. Where do you get these backlinks? Obviously, buying links is not advised. What should you do?

If you’ve built partnerships with service providers or business partners, you have an instant source of untapped link potential. Reach out to these service providers and ask them to link to your website.

You gain a few nice links,and all it cost you was a few minutes of emailing.

2. Search For Unlinked Mentions

Another great way to get links and boost your site authority is to look for unlinked mentions of your brand or company name.

If you find such mentions in online publications or websites, email the site editor and ask them to provide a link. You might discover plenty of brand mentions all over the web.

A quick search and a few emails later — presto. Free backlinks. The good kind.

3. Host a Webinar

Free webinars introduce your brand and product to a wider audience. The more appealing the topic, the better you’ll attract interest.

Kissmetrics has been hosting webinars on a regular basis for a long time, with surprisingly powerful results.

kissmetrics-don't-drive-blind-webinar-landing-pageWebinars take time. You’ve got to brainstorm topics, plan the webinar, and spread the word. The benefits, however, are top-notch.

4. Cross-promote

One explosive method of marketing that some companies use is cross-promotion. Cross promotion allows you to partner with related businesses who can market your services, in exchange for your marketing their services.

For example, if you are providing consulting services for online business owners, you may recommend that they use a certain web designer to create their website. The web designer is your cross promoting partner. This web designer works with business clients, and she points these clients your way for consulting services.

It’s a win-win, and apart from a signed document and an easy conversation, doesn’t require much work at all.

5. Be a Blog Commenter

The idea of marketing is to make your brand presence as well known as possible. One way of doing so is by commenting on blogs. Here’s how this works:

  • Identify the top 5 blogs in your niche.
  • Read and comment on the blogs on a regular basis.
  • As people see your name and associated brand, they become familiar with it and perhaps even curious about it.

With every comment, you’re establishing a persistent brand presence. Just make sure you’re not making dumb comments. Customers’ perception of your brand is shaped by the quality of your comments.

6. Help a Reporter Out

Occasionally, you’re going to come across some newsworthy information in your niche or business. Sign up for Help a Reporter Out (HARO). It’s a free service that reporters often use to find stories. If you have a story you can help a reporter out, and gain publicity.

7. Create a Robust Google+ Presence

Google+ is one of the web’s foremost places for building brand exposure. Google uses your business information to form a web presence in Knowledge Graph boxes and wider indexation.

knowledge-graphThe better your Google+ profile, the better your brand will be featured and published organically across the web.

8. Network in Person

Don’t neglect the opportunity to market in person. You’ll meet great people in person whom you may never come across online.

Every person you meet is another marketing possibility. Obviously, you don’t want to go around shoving your business into people’s faces, but as the issue of work comes up in conversation, tell them about it.

The whole idea of networking is basically marketing. You get to introduce other people to your business live and in person.

9. Go Ahead and Run a Contest

As much as they’ve been sullied and scammed, online contests are still a great way to get low-cost marketing publicity. Giving away the cliche iPad, cash prizes, or other merchandise is an easy way to gain some viral potential and improve your brand’s image.

10. Build a Referral Program

The best forms of marketing are those that you can set up, turn on, and they grow — organically, automatically, and without too much effort. A referral program or affiliate program may not work for every business, but it’s worth a try.

Creating an affiliate program essentially turns your customers into a de facto marketing department. You don’t spend marketing money unless they first make a sale on your behalf.

11. Tweet Up a Storm In Your Niche

Twitter is a killer marketing platform. With its instant reach and massive output, Twitter can produce high levels of referral traffic, plenty of brand exposure, and nonstop social buzz.

What I suggest is following at least ten influencers in your niche, following their followers, retweeting their tweets, and mentioning them in comments. As you associate with their platform, you’ll begin to build your own platform.

12. Upsell Your Existing Customers

Too often, we view “marketing” solely as a method of gaining new customers. In reality, some of the best marketing happens with existing customers. Econsultancy and PredictiveIntent report that upselling is “20 times better than cross-selling.”

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SourceMarketing back at your own customers is relatively easy and low-cost. The benefits are extraordinary.

13. Get Cozy With Niche Influencers

Within every industry are a group of power players. They control the conversation, shape the contours of the market, and reach a huge audience.

Make these people your friends. You don’t need to be schmoozy about it. You can be direct. Providing them with a product or partnering with them on a project are simple and mutually helpful ways to grow your brand and ride their wave of influence.

14. Claim a Hashtag

Hashtags are the billboards of the Internet. Since hashtags are now available on every major social platform, you can create a hashtag for your business and use it everywhere you post.

A hashtag is a searchable and interactive extension of your brand, and has the potential to spread virally.

15. Get More Email Addresses

Growing your email list is one of the most enduring and effective methods of marketing. I suggest using Hello Bar as a simple and cost-effective way of harvesting more addresses.

16. Get More User-Generated Content

Everyone knows that content marketing is effective for inbound marketing. If you’re not careful, however, content marketing can be expensive. How can you gain more content without blowing your entire marketing budget?

The answer is user-generated content. Motivate your existing fans and customers to tell their own story and write content, and you’ll instantly open the floodgates to tons of fresh and engaging content that your audience will love. Your fans will be creating and sharing content for you.

17. Talk to Your Fans

Customers and fans love to be loved. The way you show that love is by retweeting, favoriting tweets, liking the comments, and sharing their status. Don’t simply expect that your social media presence is going to work for you. You have to work for it, by talking to your fans.

They will return the favor, and engage at a deeper level.

18. Produce High-Quality Press Releases

Press releases have past their heyday as an SEO tool, but they still hold sway in marketing. If you use a source like PRWeb, you’ll be out a few hundred bucks anytime you pop out a press release.

A source like PRLog.org, however, is free of charge. The amount of syndication you get may not be as high quality, but it’s something. And, hey, it’s something for nothing.

Just be sure to write very high-quality releases, and nofollow any links back to your website.

19. Hack Craigslist

Craigslist is the 59th most popular website in the world. Airbnb, valued at 24 billion, used Craigslist to skyrocket its growth. You can use Craigslist, too. Try using Craigslist’s geographic focus to target specific areas and markets.

Make sure that you’re complying with the site’s terms of service. Use Craigslist in the way that it was intended. Violators will be banned from the site.

20. Blog

I can’t create list of marketing techniques without mentioning blogging. A business blog is an indispensable strategy for online marketing. Use it, work at it, and make it work for you.

If you’re frustrated with the current condition of your business blog, read these 35 tips that will make it better.

21. Guest blog

If blogging is awesome, then guest blogging is doubly awesome. When you post an article on another blog, you are instantly gaining that blog’s audience. The cost of guest blogging is free, less the time you spend. Create a killer article, appeal to the blog’s audience, and you may be invited back to contribute more.

I’ve used guest blogging with incredible success. My 300-and-counting guest blogs are still paying me back in terms of referral traffic, leads, and customers.

22. Create a LinkedIn Group

LinkedIn is free, and yet it gives you incredible marketing opportunities. Many professionals use LinkedIn as static social media tool — a place to put up their resume, and not much else.

LinkedIn is so much more than an online resume. I’ve used LinkedIn to publish content, connect with powerful people, and build a marketing group with thousands of members.

All of this cost me zero dollars and zero cents, but the marketing upside has been incredible.

23. Give Free Help to Others

If you make marketing all about you and your business, you’re going to be frustrated and unfulfilled. Try giving to others, free of charge.

Obviously, you’re not a charity; you’re a business. But why not give away a product, an hour of your time, or a membership for a customer who can’t afford your services?

Some of the best business opportunities I’ve had were consulting gigs with customers who couldn’t pay. These opportunities have been beneficial in ways that I couldn’t have predicted.

Even today, I give away virtually all of my content without charge. Doing so is fulfilling for me personally, and it provides an opportunity for improved marketing.

Conclusion

Marketing doesn’t have to break your bank, blow your budget, or cost you thousands of dollars. Like I mentioned in the beginning of this article, marketing can require nothing more than the investment of time.

Chances are, you can increase your marketing presence today by implementing one of these methods. Pick one and run with it.