(http://90secondsqueezepage.com/images/banners/90seconds-banners--AN-300x250.gif)Do you know the REAL secret to making money online? The KEY is in having your own email list... When you have a list, you can write a short email, send it to your list and watch as the sales start coming in. While most people understand the power of a list... Most are confused on HOW to build a list. If that sounds like you, then you're in luck. I just got access to a new software program that will actually help you to build your list. You'll get 5 of the best converting squeeze pages online, and some instruction on how to get people to join your list. You're going to love it - and best part... it's not gonna cost you anything. :) Sound cool - then you can get your free account here: 90secondsqueezepage.com What's The Catch? When I signed up I get a one time offer to sign up for dotcomsecrets.com (http://weeklywebtools.com/dotcomsecrets) internet marketing course. This course is $97 a month, but the one time offer lets you sign up for $1 for the first month (which you can get on their normal page). However as a member of 90 Second Squeeze page, you get additional discounts. This is all from the brain of Russell Brunson. On one of his website I saw where he sent you through a quick survey, and I'm sure the answers you provided were used in an auto responder. Pretty cool use of technology. A Quick Peak at Dot Com Secrets
(http://weeklywebtools.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/stripe-logo.png)Today I found a great solution for anyone who wants to offer something besides Paypal as a payment processor. I found out about Stripe. According to their website: "Stripe is a simple, developer-friendly way to accept payments online. We believe that enabling transactions on the web is a problem rooted in code, not finance, and we want to help put more websites in business." You can find it at stripe.com and here are some of the stats: 2.9% + 30 cents per successful charge. No setup fees, no monthly fees, no card storage fees, no hidden costs: you only get charged when you earn money. Earnings are transferred to your bank account on a 7 day rolling basis. American Express charges have the same fees and are paid out at the same time. Stripe is more a technology. It has a library of API calls to integrate with your service. My Experience With Stripe (https://www.getharvest.com/images/referrals/harvest_banner_130x60.png)I am currently using Harvest for my time tracking and invoicing. I love it. In looking at the settings, I saw a listing for Stripe. I checked it out, signed up, and in less than 10 minutes had it up and running on my website. It is a simple copy and paste operation. I flipped a switch to make it "live" and was ready to roll. Compare it to Paypal PayPal fees mainly apply to sellers, who pay a 2.9% transaction fee on the total sale amount plus a $0.30 fee per transaction (which are the same fees as Stripe). In the end you get the same fees as Paypal without the baggage of the paypal name, and you get your money automatically put into your account in 7 days.
(http://weeklywebtools.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Shopify-Buttons-250x250-green.png)If you're looking to start a website that is based around a store, shopify is something you should look at. You can try it for 14 days, and start as low as $14 to get things started. The next plan is $29, and can go up to $59 if you want to create coupons. If has hundreds of templates to make your store look great, and apps to add functionality without having to learn code. It integrates with over 70 payment processors, and you can sell anything you want (physical or digital). If you're looking to move up from a e-junkie, or woo-commerce solution, you may want to take a peak at shopify. One of the top competitors is 1shoppingcart.com, and it starts at $35 (but the transaction fees are smaller). If I had to pick a competitor, I would say be sure to check out woo-themes as well. Check it out at weeklywebtools.com/shopify (http://www.weeklywebtools.com/shopify)
I learned about this tool from the boys at Internet Business Mastery. Its a great tool that allows you to manage tasks, and get everyone on the same page. In the past, it seems most of these tools add another task which is "Learning how to manege the project management tool." This is super intuitive, and I didn't need to watch any videos to figure out how to use it. Other people could learn form looking into this user interface. For me, when I get hired to build a website, I will set up all the tasks, and add my client as a use. Then they can be on the same page with in regards to what is expected, when its expected to be done, and when the project is complete. Best of all it has a mobile app as well. Now I can keep up to date with my iphone (or on an html5 page with an android). Use as a task manager, lite CRM tool and more. Best of all if you have less than 30 users, it's free. For more information go to asana.com (http://www.asana.com)
(http://weeklywebtools.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/contestdomination.jpg)Today we look at a free tool where you can setup a contest for people to promote your site. They get a point for entering themselves, but then are taken to another page where they can earn points for referring friends. You can use this tool for free, or go pro (where you get to keep the contact information). If you don't want a membership, you can pay $37 per content. It's super easy to setup, and you can brand the contest with you logo, etc. It integrates with all the typical suspects (mailchimp, aweber, etc). Contest Domination takes a different approach than just your average contest software. They cut out everything that doesn't directly help you achieve your goals and focus on making it easy and even fun for people to enter and share. They've created a contest flow that inspires people to share your contest with their friends but only rewards them when those shares turn into new names, emails, and followers for you. The platform automatically lets your contestants know when they've earned additional entries to engagement and keep the traffic coming. For more information go to contestdomination.com (http://weeklywebtools.com/contestdomination)
(http://noblesamurai.com/common/img/ads/ScarcitySamurai/125x125_Guarantee.jpg)Today's tool is a tool I purchased call Scarcity Samurai. It's way cool. It's way easy. It's way powerful. Powerful Countdown Timer for Wordpress You can set up a campaign for that will be a one time event, or maybe its a reoccurring event. Either way Scarcity Samurai can handle it. You have multiple options regarding what to do when the timer runs out of time. You cna have it do nothing, or redirect to a new page. You can customize the banner to match your website, and choose if it show up at the top or bottom of the page. Powerful Campaign Boosting Tool If you have an email program like Aweber where you have a squeeze page, Scarcity Samurai can be involved and keep track of how long your new email reader has been signed up and send them to a special order page with scarcity built into it. The whole time Scarcity Samurai keeps the clock ticking. What Scarcity Samurai Works 1. As Humans we have to miss out on a good deal. 2. The timer element ties into our emotional state. We see the logic of a good deal, and the feel the emotion of potentially missing out. Statistics show that 40% of ebay sales end in a sale. Why? Scarcity and a deadline. Think about most ebay sales. They have almost no copywriting, and many of them horrible pictures, and yet they result in a sales When they ran some tests offering special pricing on Marketing Samurai, they found that 60% of the sales came on the last day. When the compared the sales to an exact same campaign without scarcity, the sales WITH scarcity out performed the same product with the same pricing by a scale of 4.5 to 1. Best of all there are no monthly fees and you can use it on multiple sites. Currently it is selling for $97 Check it out at scarcitysamurai.com (http://weeklywebtools.com/scarcity)
(http://weeklywebtools.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/brainshark_qrcode.jpg)Today I'm playing with Brain Shark a free tool that allows you to take your PowerPoint slides and put them on the internet. You can add audio via phone or use a microphone (I used an Audio Technica 2100 (http://www.schoolofpodcasitng.com/2100)which is only $37 and plugs in via USB or with a mixer). This tool then allows you to see how far people made it through your video. You can add links to websites, social media, or have downloadable files in your presentation as well. Best of all it's free. If you want to publish your PowerPoint to youtube, this is a free way to do it. Want to promote your presentation, it even generates a QR code for you. Check it out at brainshark.com (http://weeklywebtools.com/brainshark) Here is My Brain Shark presentation
(http://weeklywebtools.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/launchrock150newlogo.jpg)Today we look at a tool called Launch Rock that allows you to set up a FREE landing page. Then when people enter their email address to get updates when a product launches, they are taken to a second page where they can share your page. It tracks who is emailing, tweeting, liking, etc. You can even put in what they tweet. Launch Rock tracks who is doing what so you can reward these people. After all these may be people who end up promoting your site (future affiliate program members?). I wasn't sold on the idea yet. I understand its free, but who gets the email addresses? You do. You can export the list and import it into your system (Aweber, Mailchimp, etc). I get the idea that all of this is free. Here is a video is an interview with the boys at launchrock where he shows off the interface a bit. Update on Lead Player I purchased Lead Player. One of the things I didn't realize it did was you can set a default call out (and then position where it goes (beginning, middle, or end). Then what is great is any video that is using the default will show the default. If you have a webinar at 3, you can change the default message for a day and when people watch videos on your site that day they will see the new default message. You will see Lead player in the video above. I have it prompt you to join the mailing list, and at the end it prompts you to review Weekly Web Tools in iTunes. Lead player (http://www.weeklywebtools.com/leadplayer) is only $147.
(http://weeklywebtools.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/wpcentralhub-215x300.jpg)WP Central Hub Manage Multiple Sites With No Monthly Fees We've spoken in the past about Manage WP, and CMS Commander, now there is a plugin (with no monthly fee) that you can install. It's not quite as powerful as the previously mentioned sites (no backup management, cloning, etc). but if you are looking to manage posts, pages, and plugins from a single login, then WP Central Hub (http://www.weeklywebtools.com/wpcentralhub) is for you. This plugin allows you to add pages, posts, plugins, and themes from one location. You don't have to remember all those passwords and login locations, you can do it all from one location. This video show you how easy it is. Profit From Your Expertise with Udemy (http://weeklywebtools.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/udemy.jpg)This site pays for all the hosting and streaming fees, provides tools for managing your content, and they boast 500,000 students with 1,000,000 visitors per month. All you need to do is create a course to show off your expertise. The class needs to be a minimum of an hour long with 60% of the course being video (you can create handouts, etc and deliver those as well). The site has forums, and other resource to help facilitate learning. I looked at it about six months ago and they seem to have improved since then (it was a little clunky now, but now things seem to have a bit more polish). What does it cost? It's free. If you charge for your class they take 30% with most classes ranging from $29 - $99. I've got a ton of material, so I'm going to put it up on the site and see how it does. Here is a video that show you just how easy it is to create a course. (http://weeklywebtools.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/continuitysummit.jpg)If you are into running a membership site, this is a great conference that you attend online. It's called the Continuity Summit (http://www.weeklywebtools.com/csummit). It's got a TON of expert sharing information about running a membership site. The cool thing is you get to pick how much you pay (from $59 - $129). No matter what you pay, you get the whole summit. 50% of what you spend go towards building schools in Kenya. Here are some of the topics: How to avoid cancellations - Stu McClaren from Wishlist Tim Kerber from Membergate share how to get members How to get your first 100 members - Chris Farrell Paul Evans on making it with a niche (his is youth ministries). Jason Fladlien on evergreen topics John Sanpietro on dominating the niche. Sean Malarky on the magic on $1 trials There are others as well. Check it out at continuitysummit.com (http://www.weeklywebtools.com/csummit)
(http://weeklywebtools.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/bonuspress-package-209x300.jpg)This is a really inexpensive plugin that is going to help your website get the results that you want. 1. Add scarcity and a sense of urgency with a countdown timer. 2. Help your website go viral with built in sharing buttons 3. Build a quick funnel that looks awesome. 4. Great stats to show you how your bonuses are converting 5. Completely customizable to match your website. Here is a Quick Video That Shows How Slick This is: Best of all is only $15 (http://www.weeklywebtools.com/bonuspress) (as of 3/18).
(http://www.shareasale.com/image/31212/small-3.png) Survey Gizmo Takes Your Surveys to the Next Level We talked about surveys in the past. We've mentioned Survey Monkey and the wordpress plugin called "Surveys." Today I found a great tool if you're really looking to take customer service to a new level. If you are looking to create a dynamic survey that branches out to additional questions based on previous answers, this is the tool for you. The feature list on their website is amazing. It just goes on and on (http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=74276&b=308683&m=31212&afftrack=&urllink=www%2Esurveygizmo%2Ecom%2Fsurvey%2Dsoftware%2Dfeatures%2F). The one thing I really like is you don't have to send people to their website. They stay on your website, and the survey is completely customizable. You can even edit at the CSS level if needed. Using this tool you can create customer surveys, employee reviews, student quizzes and more. You can even have responders upload files. You can use it for registration and then automatically send follow up emails. You can easily use it as a contact form, and add people to your mailing list. There is a 14 day free trial if you'd like to try it out before you buy it. There is no long term contract needed, and if you just need it for a month the price is $75. If you are going to be doing on going surveys, it make more sense to purchase the annual account for $810/yr ($68 a month). For more information go to surveygizmo.com (http://www.weeklywebtools.com/surveygizmo) Track Your ROI with Improvely (http://www.shareasale.com/image/46217/gray125.gif)As a business owner, entrepreneur, or small business person we all want to get the maximum bang for our buck and not spend money on things that result in a low return. You might have Google Adsense, Facebook Ads, and other tools to get the word out about your products and website. How do you know what is delivering the best traffic? How do you do this without spending all day jumping from one tool to the next. The system checks the number of visits, as well as the number of people and conversions. Improvely shows you where your revenue and conversions are coming from so that you can spend more time on marketing that works, and stop wasting money on the ads, keywords and landing pages that don't. It also helps you detect click fraud. Nobody wants to pay for clicks that are fraudulent. Whether it's excessive non-converting clicks from specific countries, or a competitor clicking your ads, Improvely can detect and notify you of suspicious activity immediately. Improvely works with any affiliate program that supports tracking pixels or subid parameters. That's 95% of the major affiliate networks and most affiliate program software. If your network doesn't let you place a tracking pixel, just upload an exported commission report to Improvely. The system also works with Google Analytics and any other tracking services you already have in place. Improvely will pick up existing tracking parameters in your tagged links (utm_*) and can optionally create new tracking links with these parameters as well. The tool is only if you get less than 10,000 visits per month, it's only $29 a month. That is a very affordable price and could help you avoid spending money in areas that are not returning any visitors or conversation. There is a free interactive demo (http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=74276&b=462846&m=46217&afftrack=&urllink=www%2Eimprovely%2Ecom%2Fdemo) that you can play with to see the types of stats you can get from the system. For more information go to improvely.com (http://weeklywebtools.com/improvely)
Rhino Support is from the same team who created Wishlist (http://weeklywebtools.com/wpwishlist)products. I love their commitment to customer service, and now they have a tool that changes the game when it comes to providing great customer service. It is designed to work fast, be very powerful, and be simple (much of the work you do in Rhino Support is a single click). I was very impressed with the system when you sign up for a 45 day free trial when you login you are taken by the hand and moved through the system. This was very cool, and completely squashed the learning curve. You can manage your website with UNLIMITED agents with NO additional fees. Other services tap into your budget by charging for each agent per month. This is not the case with Rhino Support. In addition to a great ticketing system (with all the typical features of a ticketing system), you also get a live chat system. You also get a floating support tab that puts your customer one click away from getting help. Why I'm Interested in Rhino Support For me I'm spending a little over $10 for my live chat system (I use Zopim (http://www.wweeklywebtools.com/zopim)). As their ticketing system includes a live chat, I can get both systems (live chat and ticketing system) for and additional $5. This had my attention and that's why I signed for the free 45 day trial. Facebook Tools From Within Wordpress I found an inexpensive too (http://weeklywebtools.com/wp4fb)l that helps you get more interaction on your Facebook page. You can get more likes, create sweepstakes, and encourage your current fans to find more fans for you. You can create custom wordpress tabs using built in templates that are completely customizable. Tools stop your fans from getting to content until they “like” your page. When it comes to sweepstakes YOU get to create the rules and make sure that your visitors have a winning experience. For more videos and ordering information click here (http://weeklywebtools.com/wp4fb)
(http://cmscommander.com/banners/125x125.png) Manage Multiple Wordpress Sites and Generate Great Content with CMS Commander I checked out CMS Commander (http://weeklywebtools.com/cmscommander) that I heard mentioned onthe Wordpress Plugins A To Z podcast and went over to check it out. I recently talked about Manage WP (http://weeklywebtools.com/podcast/manage-multiple-wordpress-websites-in-seconds) on the podcast and this is somewhat similar, but it does have a unique slant. The biggest difference being this is form the people who create WP Robot. While both Manage WP (http://www.weeklywebtools.com/managewp) and CMS Commander have great tools to let you update your plugins and themes from one login. Both have tools to help you facilitate backups of your website, and both have stats that show your traffic from all of your sites in one location. CMS commander has an emphasis on helping you create content through legal channels. CMS Commander is slightly more expensive per website so it will depend on if you need help generating content for your website (after all the best SEO trick is great content). CMS Commander also works with drupal, joomla, and other CMS tools. Check it out at cmscommander.com (http://weeklywebtools.com/cmscommander) Pushbutton SEO Wordpress Plugin (http://weeklywebtools.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/push-button-seo-review-290x160.png)Pushbutton SEO is a wordpress plugin not only helps you find great keywords, it monitors what keywords people are laready using to find you (so you can utilize the Google Juice yo already have) and Unlike other plugins that simply check your post content, PushButton SEO analyzes the raw source code of your site just like the search spiders, giving you a TRUE measure of how well your SEO is working for you. It will find related videos, links, images, blog posts and more so you can create great content to keep people coming back to your site. When a page on your site is optimized, its ranking meter is green. When the meter is red, you need to give it optimization attention ASAP. It doesn’t get simpler than that, and you can see where to focus at a glance. For more information go to pushbuttonseo.com (http://weeklywebtools.com/pushbuttonseo) Check For Plugin Redundancy I found this on the Manage WP (http://www.weeklywebtools.com/managewp) Plugin blog. When it comes to reducing the size of yoru worpdress install it pays to remove plugins that you may not be using, it can be replaced. Their website states: "Let's start with the basics. There are two things that you should know about deactivated themes and plugins on your WordPress dashboard: They take up unnecessary space They represent a security risk (your site can still be breached via deactivated themes and plugins) That's two good reasons to get rid of deactivated themes and plugins. I would also recommend that you take a close look at your activated plugins and ask yourself whether you really need all of them. It could well be that the functionality present in two plugins is actually covered by one (for instance, WordPress SEO by Yoast includes XML sitemap functionality, therefore negating the need for a separate XML sitemap plugin), or that you have a bloated plugin whose resource intensiveness is not worth the added functionality. Use the Plugin Performance Profiler Plugin (https://managewp.com/plugin-performance-profiler) to single out the main offenders. Beyond mitigating the two issues above, removing plugins should also result in an increase in site speed, which is never a bad thing. Hit Tail Remarks After hear about some of the things Pushbutton SEO does, I may be saying goodbye to Hit Tail. This is a great service that lets me know what keywords i could rank well for, but after using a few months, it seems its providing me with the same keywords each month. I can use their service to have an article generated, but I could probably use CMS Comander to do something similar.
(http://www.shareasale.com/image/25914/raven-notjustsocial-300x250.gif)Today we have an interview live from the New Media Expo floor with the folks at Raventools, and we talk about a free tool to put youtube videos on your website and have them looking great,. Dyn.com Sponsor Get Faster Internet by Using Dyn for DNS Visit Dyn.com/podcast30 (http://www.Dyn.com/podcast30) fill out the contact form or start shopping right away and save 30% by using promo code podcast30 at checkout, again visit dyn.com/podcast30 TubePress - Great Looking Video galleries On Your Site TubePress is an open source PHP library that displays gorgeous YouTube and Vimeo videos and galleries in your blog. It's available as a WordPress plugin or as a stand-alone PHP library. TubePress is available in two different packages: the free WordPress plugin and the more powerful TubePress Pro. The table below identifies the difference between the two. Be sure to check out the Feature Showcase (http://tubepress.org/showcase/) to see all of these features in action. Check out tubpress (http://www.weeklywebtools.com/tubepress) Raven Tools Raven tools was started by a company who did tons of SEO work for agencies. They are killing themselves trying to organize data, and run reports. They eventually just built a better mouse trap, and now you can have it as well. Save tons of time with their suite of tools. If it sounds like a learning curve issue, don't worry Raven hosts weekly walkthrough demos (http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=74276&b=223428&m=25914&afftrack=&urllink=raventools%2Ecom%2Fcustomer%2Dcare%2Fweekly%2Dwalkthrough%2Dwebinar%2F)every Wednesday at 11am CST. These 45-minute webinars feature an overview of Raven’s major SEO, social media and reporting tools, as well as an interactive Q&A. This suite does it all. Want to understand more without any worries? Sign up for their 30 day free trial (http://www.weeklywebtools.com/raventools).
In today's show we look at a tool to help you earn income from your website. I learned about it at the New Media Expo. It's called Cemmerce (http://weeklywebtools.com/cemmerce). Here is that their website has to say: "Cemmerce content monetization tools (http://weeklywebtools.com/cemmerce) offer the highest accuracy and relevant sales information available to content creators today.The free solution monetizes past, current and future content with no more than a few lines of added code and readers are able to easily purchase the products as they are reading about them. (http://weeklywebtools.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/cemmerce-300x200.jpg)The cool thing about cemmerce is that it looks at what you are writing about on your website, and dynamically puts a price comparison. This leads to more people clicking on their product. You can have it for one or for all of your sites under one control panel. You enter your paypal information to get paid. When it comes to earning, here is how the commission is broken down. The commission percentage depends on three factors: 1. The product 2. The volume 3. The retailer While the average commission is around 4%, because of the volume Cemmerce generates we usually get a higher commission. Some products will get the content creator 4%, while others, (cosmetics for example) may pay content creators as much as 20%. Some retailers are a lot more generous than others, so commission for the same product will vary based on that as well. Cemmerce keeps 25% of the commission, and passes the other 75% on to the content creator. Our optimization algorithms are NOT optimized to highest commission payout, but to highest conversion. So retailers that convert better (probably due to better customer service, better return policy, etc.) will be ranked higher and get more exposure,. Why? Because even though they might pay a lower commission, more deals will close, and a larger dollar amount will be generated. For more information to to cemmerce.com (http://weeklywebtools.com/cemmerce) WP RSS Multi Importer If you're in the content aggregation business, this plugin could be a real boon for you. WP RSS Multi Importer gives a pretty hefty hint of its functionality in its name -- it allows you to import and consolidate multiple RSS feeds into a WordPress page (or you can repost them on your blog).Think of it as a home grown version of Yahoo Pipes. You can also take in all your RSS feeds and then export them as one feed.