10 Jul 14 3:41 pm
Is this your sales page? How are you getting people to this page? Don't mean to be harsh but it's pretty boring, visually. I don't use blogger but if you can use graphics or infographics or anything would help catch someone's eye. The only people that would read this are people that are specifically looking for this. What I mean is if someone came across this page by curiosity, or accident, there is nothing to grab their attention.
You're missing a lot of sales tactics. For instance, the only call to action is at the very bottom you have a link "Click Here for The Chris Farrell Membership" that is actually hard to catch down there. I know you hyperlinked some phrases in the paragraphs but between two paragraphs, after you've introduced it, in the top 1/3 of the page or so have a link that says something like "Click Here For Full Details", "Click Here to See What The System's All About", or even "Click Here For More Information", in a different font or headline, or better yet a graphic (Side note, use an orange button/graphic. There has been a study that shows that at a subconcious level orange "buy" buttons converted better than any other color. What color are Amazon's buttons?) then let his sales page do the selling for you. The idea is to get people from your page to his sales page, right? Give them a clear path to do that. People need to be told to buy. I know it sounds counterintuitive but it's true, you need a clear call to action.
What are you doing with your article marketing, forums, and stumble upon? Where are you sending visitors? Are you sending them to the membership site? DONT! I'm with jcdean above. Consider getting your own blog or website. It gives you so much more control. Send all visitors from everywhere to your sales page. The BIGGEST benefit is being able to add your own email sign up form whether it be a sign up form, a pop up, or an exit pop up. Get people's email in exchange for something like a free report. I'm sure you've heard all of this before but it works. As it is, when people leave your blog they are gone for good and you possibly gave someone else some customers. With an exit pop when people click to leave your page you can have something pop up and say "Wait! Don't leave without getting our free report on xxxxx, enter your email and we'll send it to you". Now you can retain an interested person and market to them again. Now you can start building a list of YOUR customers that you can market to rather than just funneling customers to someone else. Imagine having a list of a few hundred highly targeted (they wouldn't have signed up if they weren't interested) people who you can send new offers to. Now you're affiliate marketing. After your list gets started there are ways to grow it faster. The hardest part is getting a list going. Sorry, I'm on a tangent. Email marketing is an entirely different topic. The point is having the control of your own site. I love Wordpress. It's pretty easy to get the hang of and there are tons of free themes too. Options are unlimited on what you can do. Not to mention using sites like blogger you don't own your site or even your content. If you do something wrong like break an affiliate marketing rule or something they can shut your blog down and all of your work is for nothing. Not common, but possible.
Cecille above is right. The niche you're in is extremely competitive for seo. The "make money online" niche is actually one of the most competitive there is. But that's also because people buy it. Honestly, you shouldn't worry too much about seo only because it will be pretty much impossible for you in this niche unless you have a huge budget and a lot of time. If you're blogging and such you should still keep it in mind for long term but it shouldn't be a huge priority for you. I agree and disagree with kallay's post above. This is the right seo method as far as getting content and links out there but what is seo'd here? If you had your own sales page you could link to it and give your site some backlinks. As it is it looks like you're giving Farrell's site backlinks. That doesn't help you, it helps him. So I'm not sure what he is saying the right seo method is.
Backlinks are the best thing you can do for seo, as long as they are quality backlinks. But keep in mind not all forums and websites allow dofollow backlinks. As in you can put a link to your site and it's good for traffic through the link, BUT, the link does nothing from an seo standpoint. So posting on forums is great for exposure and you should do that, but also look for forums that have "dofollow" links as opposed to "nofollow" for seo for part of the long term strategy.
Don't know if you have a budget but paid ads can be good if you know what your doing. It would be tough though because of the competition the CPC would be high. Facebook has a paid ads that you can try.
A good way is by writing a really good report about making money online or better yet the topic could be something like "The growing trend of how Americans are leaving the traditional workforce behind". Make this a good informative report, NOT A SALES PAGE, don't even mention the product. The point is to come across as an authority on the subject. Then at the end you could say "If your interested in learning how to get started for yourself click here."
People find authors as authorities in their topics. The only catch is that it has to be a good report. Don't just throw something together to get it out there. Do research, get facts and statistics and be as informative as possible. Your goal should be to actually educate someone who is interested in the topic not just to get some content out there. Selling will be A LOT easier if they trust who is telling them to buy it, and trust can be as simple as them thinking you are an authority. You can even hire people to write it for you or create graphics. Then there are places you can submit your report. Submit it as a Press Release. There are services that will submit your report (or article) to a press release network and get it posted to a couple hundred different places. Do your research on which service you use though. Submitting it to article directories could work to.
So for the long winded reply. I hope this helps.