Viral Marketing – How to Make People WANT to Promote Your Site
I’ve been hearing a lot about forming “tribes” lately and I must say I love it! On the other hand maybe it’s because Katie Freiling is drop dead gorgeous and I’m brainwashed(uh Hi, honey if your reading this, that was a joke she’s actually ugly).
If you don’t know Katie she just launched her Unified Tribe bizz which is pure genius.
Deep down I’m burning up inside for not thinking of it first. Damn you Freiling! TeeHee
Times are changing my friends and forming a community where your wealth is spread throughout your tribe is powerful. I suggest you become a member of Katie’s Unified Tribe asap for it’s a system that works virally and this is the topic I want to discuss with you today.
My goal here is for you to take the necessary steps to forming your own tribe. This is a must if you want to create an internet empire outside your network marketing company. A great book I want you to read by Seth Godin is called “Tribes” is great so you understand the philosophy behind forming a tribe(plus Seth always writes with online entrepreneurs lingo)
At the end of the day, this is what sets the Guru’s from the not so guru.. This is the main focus of my business, I kid you not. I want you the reader to understand the power of viral marketing and how it will take your brand and business straight to the top. Don’t get it twisted it isn’t easy and it takes laser focus, and a never ending desire to always over deliver. That’s a big commitment but once you decide that everything you create is always for your loyal fans(not for you, I’m sorry but suck it up~ Us before you) you will have them syndicate your content on total autopilot. Ok, enough with that little rant, I have a question for you.
How do you know if your site is truly a success?
It’s not whether you’ve correctly optimized your site for the search engines, if you’ve gotten large amounts of traffic through Twitter/FB/YouTube, or if you’ve found the perfect Pay-Per-Click campaign. You know your site is really successful, if your visitors go out of their way to promote your site – without you bribing them and sending them fingers or toes in the mail. (Sorry had a Big Lebowski flash back)
Speaking of flashbacks have you ever watched a really funny Youtube video that you felt you just HAD to pass along to your friends? This is the essence of viral marketing: viral marketing is essentially getting others to promote your site for you, by giving either a strong motive or resonating with them on an emotional level (whether it be humor, shock, inspiration, outrage, etc.)
To make your traffic generation endeavors go truly autopilot, you want to utilize viral marketing – the power of the people – to promote your site for you. How exactly do you do this?
1.) Create something of really high value, that visitors may give away to build their own businesses. Marketers are constantly on the lookout for fodder to give to their subscribers, so if they can find a report of really high value that they don’t have to develop themselves, they’ll gladly pass it onto their lists. You’ll get some residual traffic as well, if THEIR subscribers decide to take a look at your own site. If you include affiliate links in your report as well, you’ll be able to get some nice commissions.
2.) Give your visitors a monetary incentive. Internet marketers are on the Internet to… make money. How might your visitors “get paid to give away”? Include affiliate links in your report, but instead of pocketing affiliate commissions for yourself, allow YOUR customers to get the commissions, or rebrand with their affiliate links with a rebranding software such as ViralPDF.
3.) Allow affiliates to earn 100% commission from your reports. This idea seems to go against the grain of making money – after all, marketers are here to earn a profit – but what if giving away short-term profits meant continuing revenue in the long-run? Your customers have an immediate incentive to promote your business, and these reports give your business exposure for potentially years after they’ve been written.
Here’s what the viral marketing machine looks like courtesy of Marissa Louie~CLICK TO ENLARGE
The crazy thing is, that’s just one great method that really works which is why you get awesome freebie’s from the top IMers. As soon as you use your blog, FB, Twitter and other web 2.0 properties to give nothing but valuable nuggets it’s inevitable that your brand and business will take off like a rocket!
Leveraging the power of others is, hands-down, the BEST way to get traffic to your website.
Want to learn how to do this? Click here for details.
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