Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Internet Marketing Tips from Team OceanSwell - Part IV

While you are awaiting your turn to go through the OceanSwell Team Rotator, your mission is really quite simple: Promote the Team Ad links anywhere and everywhere possible, as often as possible. However, if you are marketing something else at the same time, or if you have graduated from the Rotator, or if you are one of those with the time, skills and resources to be a Team Leader, then you need to focus upon: Lead Generation, E-Mail Marketing and Prospecting in general.

If you expect to have a big online income, then you have got to BE big. You have to do a lot of different things and you must reach out and contact large numbers of people. For me, that has always meant email marketing - either bulk mailing, safelists or a combination of both. There are plenty of good safelists featured within Affiliate Funnel. And under the Tools tab, there is one particularly good information product that you can look
at here:

Email Promos Exposed

It is very good! Of course, you can pay for services that will 'blast' your message to hundreds of safelists at a time. But that isn't free either, and you can't buy everything when you're just getting started. And don't forget what I said before: This isn't a race! If you're getting
overwhelmed, take a step back and slow down.

Anyway, there are lots and lots of resources out there for gathering double-optin email leads. If they are free, then the 'leads' are probably not very good. But hey, free's free, right? It's always a numbers game, and you can sell ice to Eskimos if you advertise ENOUGH.

A little searching around online can turn up numerous 'free leads' outlets. Here are three examples:

Orange Leads

Free Survey Leads


Given the time and resources that are available to you, it will be necessary to develop a regular schedule of marketing tasks - things that you do on a regular (or even daily) basis. Email marketing should be a part of that. Just take it hour by hour, one task at a time, one day at a time. And please, don't get discouraged if you aren't getting dozens of signups right away. It takes TIME, so let it take time.