Saturday, December 27, 2014

It’s all up to you to realize success or failure


Good morning
As we approach the New Year, it’s time to take stock of what we’ve done in 2014 to improve ourselves as people, and as online marketers

Statistically close to 92% of people looking to earn more money online will become frustrated with failure, and quit … I sincerely hope you’re not one of these people

The remaining 8% are those who learn from mistakes, and continue on to realize their dreams and make money!

Earning money online is not easy in spite of what these so called “guru’s” want you to believe and / or “instant, overnight miracle” system they are trying to sell you ..

I've been marketing online for over 20 years and trust me when I tell you, there is NO SUCH THING as “push button, do nothing and get paid” systems or business’s online …  Everything we do as online business people will absolutely require us to put in time, effort, and resources.

If you treat your business like a hobby, that’s exactly what you can expect in return! If you take your online business as seriously as you take your career and / or offline business, you will be amazed at how successful you can and will become! This is what makes up the difference in the “success / failure” statistics I mentioned early ….  92% of new marketers fail simply because they do not take what they are doing seriously, and believe / fall for the sales hype they see online. I’m sorry to say this but, these folks are victims of their own foolishness and greed…. They will NEVER succeed because they do not invest the time needed to educate themselves and learn from their mistakes versus continuing to repeat them over and over again … Clearly understand the “guru’s” know this and intentionally target these people by creating new system after new system to take their money … 

This is how THEY (the gurus) get rich!

So now it’s time to look back over the year and honestly ask yourself “Am I one of the 92% or am I one of the 8%?” Your answers should come easily if you take an honest inventory of how you’ve conducted your business. 

Did you?
  •  Find a business / opportunity that match’s your personality and stick with it, or did you leap frog from one “shiny thing” to another chasing rainbows and unicorns?
  •  Develop a sales / marketing plan and set your marketing budget accordingly or are you one of those people that thinks everything should be “free” and buckets of money will fall from the sky rewarding you for doing nothing?
  •  Research your market, and find effective advertising sources to your target market or did you sit on Facebook all day posting free ads that real people never read or see?

Of the questions above, which person are you? 

If you are the “freebie seeking, tire kicking” type, I’d suggest you either re-think your marketing strategies, or simply quit now and go find a job because you’ll never be successful expecting maximum returns for zero investment!

If you want to be one of the 8% that makes it online and achieves your hopes, dreams and goals, you need to put in the work / investments REQUIRED to make that happen, PERIOD!

STOP chasing rainbows and jumping from one “get rich quick” scheme / scam to another, find an opportunity or business that match’s your personality, morals, and ethics and stick with it! Create an action plan, develop a marketing budget (yes, you will need to spend money for GOOD advertising!) search the net and find GOOD advertising resources and STOP  spinning your wheels / WASTING your time posting free ads on FB or other social media sites that NO ONE ever reads!

Place a value on your time, and adopt practices that will bring a REAL return on your investments!

Albert Einstein once said “The definition of insanity is repeating the same behaviors, and expecting different results”  Stop doing what doesn't work, and start doing what does!

I’ve created a small series of articles on my blog that will help re think  what you’re currently doing, and teach you effective new marketing strategies that will put you on the path to achieving your online goals!




Lesson #4: More Sales with promos and discounts

In closing, it’s all up to you to realize success or failure …. 

Don’t blame the program / system you've joined and / or are promoting … 

Look in the mirror and ask yourself if you’re truly giving it your all or if you’re just a “tire kicker” chasing dreams / putting in minimal effort but expecting maximum results.

Remember what Einstein said!

I wish you all a safe, healthy, prosperous 2015 but again, these things are up to you and the choices / decisions you make!

If you need help, visit my website at BigEdz.com or feel free to email me.

This is your “Man in the Mountains” signing off until next time ..Good luck and God bless. 

EJ "Big Ed" Benko

Skype: Edward.Benko


Sunday, November 2, 2014

How To Eradicate Financial Stress From Your Life… Forever

Here's the deal ...

No hype, garbage or sales pitch ...  

This opportunity is the REAL DEAL and it will only cost you a one time $18.00 and require you to recruit 4 people - Period! 

If you have $18.00 (less than a large pizza) and the skills (I can / will help you if you don't) 
to recruit 4 other people with the same goals and desires as yourself, then you are who I'm looking for! 

This is NOT some "pie in the sky" get rich quick" nonsense or some chrome plated guru garbage .. 
It's real, WE are REAL and the Money is absolutely real!



  • So do you have what I'm looking for?
  • Are you SERIOUS about wanting to change your present and future financial circumstances? 
  • Do you want to provide the absolute BEST for yourself, and your family? 

If you answered "Yes" to any of my questions, then take a few minutes of your time and watch the video, invest $18.00 in yourself and TAKE ACTION today!  Trust me when I tell you that you'll never regret your choice and will never look back! 


Let me make this perfectly clear ..this is NOT a "do nothing and get rich" miracle system ..it will require some effort but again, I and our team of experts are here to back / help you all the way! We do not / will not leave you hanging .. Your success is our success and we take that very seriously! We also have an exclusive team building site with everything you need (free of any costs) to virtually guarantee your success - Solo ad copy, ready built landing pages, etc ... All FREE of charge

This opportunity can and will change your life now, and forever IF YOU TAKE ACTION and follow some very simple instructions to make it happen for yourself! 

I'm EJ "Big Ed" Benko of BigEdz.com - I do not and never have promoted junk and I never will - I'm a member of this amazing opportunity and would not present it to you if I did not believe in it 100% 

Take a look, ask me questions then ask yourself if YOU are worth spending $18 on!

Click here now and get ready to turn those dreams in to reality! 

EJ "Big Ed" Benko
http://BigEdz.com 
Skype: Edward.Benko


Monday, June 23, 2014

Top places to advertise any website for cheap!

In case you don't know me,  I'm EJ "Big Ed" Benko. I have been a successful online
marketer for over 20 years with my primary focus being on providing high quality, affordable advertising options / resources for my fellow online and network marketers 

Over the years I've seen many "get rich quick" schemes and scams and an equal amount of so called "traffic generating" systems ... Expensive ones I may ad!

Today, I bring you a list I've found that provides POWERFUL ADVERTISING sources for little to no money at all .... 

Small investment, BIG RETURNS! Bang for the buck advertising that produces real results and return on investment! 


Most of these ad spots are lifetime memberships and guaranteed visitors to the websites of your choice so, Get your website, message, and link out there!

This is low cost advertising, most are just $4.99 to $20 for lifetime memberships which means
you can always go back and post your ads as much as you like for the rest of
your life! You can also make money with these sites as most have affiliate, re
seller options that pay instant commissions directly to you!

Everyone knows Big Ed DOES NOT and WILL NOT promote or recommend "junk" and this is NO EXCEPTION to that rule! 

Guaranteed REAL TRAFFIC and VISITORS for pennies ..... It does not get any better than this people!  Of course, if you need more long term, targeted advertising I can assist you with that also but, I strongly encourage you to take a look at this "bank for the buck" systems today! 



Join one or join them all!
Minimal investment for HUGE returns!



Thank you

EJ "Big Ed"
Benko


Friday, May 23, 2014

Memorial Day weekend


Memorial Day weekend ....  3 day weekend, cook outs, fun with family and friends etc .......
Before everyone starts enjoying this long Holiday weekend, I wanted to take a minute to remind everyone of what it's about, and ask we all take a moment to bow out heads in remembrance, and gratitude for all those who've served, are serving, and especially those who gave their lives so that this great Nation may go on ...........
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it’s difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day.
Regardless of the exact date or location of its origins, one thing is clear – Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor our dead. It was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11. “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he proclaimed. The date of Decoration Day, as he called it, was chosen because it wasn't the anniversary of any particular battle.
On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, and 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there.
The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war).
It is now celebrated in almost every state on the last Monday in May with Congressional passage of the National Holiday Act of 1971 (P.L. 90 – 363). This helped ensure a three day weekend for Federal holidays, though several southern states have an additional separate day for honoring the Confederate war dead: January 19th in Texas; April 26th in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi; May 10th in South Carolina; and June 3rd (Jefferson Davis’ birthday) in Louisiana and Tennessee.
Enjoy your weekend everyone but again, let us never forget the price paid by others which allows us to do so ..
God Bless America and it's Armed Forces

Monday, March 24, 2014

Tips For Success Using Social Media Marketing

Hello again everyone ... EJ "Big Ed" Benko here again with more tips / strategies on how to make your online marketing more effective and successful! 

Tips For Success Using Social Media Marketing

Maintaining a strong social media presence can boost your Google rankings, business and reach more many more people on the internet. Social Media allows you to easily communicate with your friends, family, colleagues and prospects while also providing a platform for easy, mass distribution of your marketing materials / campaigns.

First and foremost ... If you are using social media to market, then do it correctly by inviting all the people you know to your pages. Don't leave anyone out! Even people who are not "organically" connected to you can be useful when it comes to spreading the word about your business. Word of mouth advertising is always the BEST!

Don't be intimidated and / or discouraged ... It can take a while for you to learn how to write with your own personality; just do your best and in time you will find "your voice." At first, you can simply do the same things you see your competition doing..Pay close attention and study them then carefully and replicate their techniques. Look at their content on social media, and focus on the promotions they offer. In other words "Fake it till you make it!" 
It’s EXTREMELY important that you ALWAYS respond to comments, complaints and reviews on social media sites as soon as possible! Keep your responses brief, professional and helpful, but respond as soon as you can so you’ll get a good reputation. This can easily be the difference of having a good campaign or a complete failure. It is very important to communicate regarding any reviews, especially if they are negative. If you do not, your reputation can become damaged. A quick and positive response could resolve the issue, and leave a positive feeling in the end.
Study your progress. Figure out if activity increased and how much it increased by. Figure out which actions gained you the most action, and then repeat those strategies. If you fail to take note of results, you may never know whether or not social media can work for you.
Review all posts to ensure that they are not offensive. Delete or tag posts that contain inaccurate and / or false information. Errors in social media can quickly become viral, causing embarrassment and damage to you, your business, and your online reputation. The word will get out about you and your business, but you need to make sure that the word getting out is good. Protect your reputation like it's your life! 
A great social media marketing strategy is to blog!  of Blogging is absolutely essential to online success especially if you're using a blogging (I recommend Google's FREE blogger highly!) platform that is SEO "friendly" and indexed by the major search engines. Don't be afraid to blog - It's easy and like the tips given previously about "finding your own voice" ..it will come with practice. Blogging on a regular basis gives the online community an inside look at you, your life, and your business and helps people build their trust in you and your products.
Social media marketing success takes time so be patient. It can take some time and patience to build up your social media / online presence. This can take a few months and even up to a year depending on how actively your involved. Stay active and consistent, and you'll be seen, Neglect your social media marketing, and you fail - Very simple. 
Demographics are a key factor in determining the success or failure of social media marketing. Research them thoroughly. If you discover a large part of your followers are part of a particular demographic / geographic group, you can adjust your campaigns accordingly for better response.
In closing ... Maintaining a strong social media presence will provide you, and your business with tremendous benefits. Never neglect it! 
I hope these tips were useful and helpful for you .. If you ever need additional help with your marketing, feel free to contact me directly. I'm always happy to help in anyway I can.
Until next time, this is your "Man in the Mountains"  reminding you to..
STAY POSITIVE - STAY MOTIVATED STAY INSPIRED and ....
NEVER GIVE UP YOUR DREAMS!
EJ "Big Ed" Benko
Skype: Edward.Benko


Friday, March 7, 2014

TAKE YOUR BUSINESS / LIFE SERIOUSLY! STOP being a SUCKER!


Let the Haters hate and the crybabies cry!

Success is for those who EARN it through HARD WORK, Dedication, Ambition, Inspiration and MOTIVATION! Joining a business, doing nothing yet expecting to become successful is STUPID and a complete WASTE or your time, money and energy!

Get off your but, Develop a PLAN and execute that plan EVERY SINGLE DAY no matter what! STOP looking for free rides, instant, auto-pilot BS and TAKE YOUR BUSINESS / LIFE SERIOUSLY!  STOP being a SUCKER!

I’m serious!

Every day I see all these junk offers for “free” this and “instant / auto-pilot” that and honestly, it insults my intelligence and it should insult yours also!

Do you honestly believe there is any “free” anything out here or some miraculous $1.00 program that’s going to make you rich beyond your wildest dreams? If you do, you’re an idiot and just the type of sucker these so called “guru” con artists are looking for, and LOVE to find!

Sure … join for “free” or for some ridiculous amount like a $1.00 ..what a joke! You’d better know the upsells are coming and coming HARD!

Do you honestly believe you can buy some magical software or “system” that’s going to put your business on complete “auto-pilot” and make you wealthy for sitting on your rear end doing nothing?
If you do, you’re an IDIOT plain and simple, and if you get burned, it’s your own fault - Period!

I’ve been an online marketer since the internet went public (long time ago) and through hard work, dedication, motivation, innovation, and inspiration, I’ve made A LOT of money but again, I work at this every single day and every single day I HAVE A PLAN OF ACTION and a “To Do” list that I follow to achieve the goals I’ve set for myself!!

STOP BEING A SUCKER! Use your COMMON SENSE and the brains God gave!

Would you fall for these “to good to be true / get rich quick” sales pitches in the REAL WORLD? Of course you wouldn't … You’re SMARTER than that! So why would you fall for them / take them at face value online?

STOP! Do your due diligence! INVESTIGATE each and every system you’re thinking of joining BEFORE spending your hard earned money!

Don’t fall for the HYPE and / or just accept what you’re being told at face value!
Google search the business and people behind it - 

READ REAL reviews!

Go to YouTube and search out video (real ones, not disguised sales videos) testimonials and reviews!


I’ve seen and / or know about just about any “system” (mew or old) and can quickly tell you if it’s junk or has value – Reach out to me, I’ll be happy to offer any guidance, advice, etc. I can.

Again, don’t be a chump – Research everything / anything before opening your wallet and if you don’t, you only have YOURSELF to blame if you get screwed!

This is your “Man in the Mountains” reminding you to ..

STAY POSITIVE
STAY MOTIVATED
STAY INSPIRED
And …..
NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS!

EJ "Big Ed" Benko
Skype: Edward.Benko

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Online Sales Lesson #4 - More Sales with Promos & Discounts


Tip #1 - Use discount / promotional offers to introduce new products.

New products, especially those that are still unknown and those that still do not have an established market base, will need a lot of boost. 

One way to introduce such products to customers is to initially offer them with a discount or a promo. The discount and / or promo should only last for a limited time period.

Tip #2 - Use discount / offers to revive a declining product.

The use of discounts and promotional offers are not only effective on new products, they can also help you move “old stock” by reviving a product that is losing sales and / or not moving anymore. By offering discounted prices, you encourage customers to buy products that they normally would not buy. 

Tip #3 - Announce sale and promo dates through your online advertising 

Your advertisement channel includes your website, blog, social media pages (Facebook, Twitter) YouTube channel(s) etc., etc. Once your customers realize that you announce sale / promotional items using these channels, they will be more motivated to visit your sites on a regular basis which is GOOD because you get more traffic, better rankings, etc. and that’s what we are after right? MORE QUALIFIED TRAFFIC!! 

Tip #4 - Offer special discounts and promos to old customers.

This is one way to get more sales from existing customers and create good will, and new referrals!. And because you are offering them a discount, you are also making them happy. This is also one way to keep your customers loyal to you. 

Tip #5 - Inform the customer of the free item's value.

When giving away “freebies,” it’s always a good idea (and a way to improve customer satisfaction) if your customers know the value of the item you are giving them for free.  An example would be something like “If you buy a XYZ product today, you will also receive a bonus “gift” of ABC product valued at $50.00 free." Doing this simple thing tells your customer how much they are getting for free, and leave them feeling much more satisfied with their purchase. 

This concludes my "mini series" on Online marketing / sales tips ... I hope it helped you and you enjoyed it! 

Remember, if you need help with marketing, advertising or need an HONEST, Legitimate, AFFORDABLE mentor, visit my website BigEdz.com at http://BigEdz.com or contact me at BigEd80013@gmail.com

Until next time, this is you “Man in the Mountains” saying …
  
Stay Positive .. 

Stay Motivated .. 

Stay Inspired
and ...

NEVER GIVE UP YOUR DREAMS! 

EJ "Big Ed" Benko
Skype: Edward.Benko





Saturday, February 15, 2014

Online Sales Lesson #3 - Never forget to Cross Sell


Cross-selling is too often overlooked, neglected and / or completely forgotten! Sending a customer to a 'thank you' page to grab their product is just a small part of the buying / selling process. There is so much more profit potential if you do this right...

ALWAYS send a personal follow up email to your prospects! Introduce yourself, thank them for opting in, and offer any advice / assistance you can AND ALWAYS include your contact info in your signature line!

Tip #1 - Offer the cross sell after the FIRST DEAL has been finalized.
Before you offer your prospect another product, make sure he / she already agreed to buy the first product. This will make it easier for you to explain why he / she (the customer) will need to buy the secondary product, opportunity or service you’re offering. 

Tip #2 - Be persuasive but not pushy.
To be persuasive means that you have the ability to make the customer feel that he/she really needs to buy the additional item that you are offering. Your customer will feel this way because you managed to make him/her realize the use and value of the secondary item that you are offering. Being pushy on the other hand is a different story. If you are pushy, customer satisfaction will drop. Also, your customer may no longer return to you. 

Tip #3 - Offer the extra item at a discount.
In a cross-sell, the extra item that you will offer is not related to the primary product. But this should not stop you from offering a discount. A discount always makes the secondary offer more enticing to the customer. 

Tip #4 - Explain why the item is important.
The secondary item may not be related to the primary product. However, you need to explain why it is useful. If you managed to make the customer realize its importance, he/she might just be persuaded to buy it. You should also expect that the customer will ask questions about the secondary product that you are offering. Show your expertise and knowledge of the item by answering every question. To do this, you will need to be familiar with the item that you are offering. 

Tip #5 - Make the option available a few days or weeks after the original purchase.
Just like in an upsell, the discount on the cross-sell item should also be made available to the customer even after a few days or a few weeks after the purchase of the primary item.

Tip #6 - Include warranty (if available) information on the cross-sell item.
Customers sometimes get the idea that cross-sell items are old stocks. This is because cross-sell items are often offered at a discount. Therefore, you will need to make them feel that what you are offering is brand new. You can do this by telling them that the item comes with a warranty. Also, the packaging of the cross-sell item must suggest that it is indeed brand new. 

Remember, if you need help with marketing, advertising or need an HONEST, Legitimate, AFFORDABLE mentor, visit my website BigEdz.com at http://BigEdz.com or contact me at BigEd80013@gmail.com

Stay tuned for Lesson # 4 on how to make more sales by offering discounts and promo offers!

Until then, this is you “Man in the Mountains” saying …


Stay Positive .. 

Stay Motivated .. 

Stay Inspired
and ...

NEVER GIVE UP YOUR DREAMS! 

EJ "Big Ed" Benko
Skype: Edward.Benko


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Online Sales Lesson #2 - It's All In the Presentation

No matter how amazing your product, offer or opportunity is, NO ONE will care about it until you’ve convinced them it’s a viable offer that will absolutely provide them with a TANGIBLE Benefit and “worth its weight in Gold!” 

An excellent sales page / presentation of your product is what makes all your sales possible. Do this right and your business will stand the test of time... Do it wrong, and it will simply blend in with all the others people pass over.

Tip #1 - Make your offer / product packaging look enticing.

A brief product description commonly appears in front of a product's packaging. When making a product description, make sure that you include all the features that matter (benefit to buyer) the most to your customers. When buying a laptop for example, customers normally look for the following features: battery duration, processor, video card, RAM, hard drive capacity, connectivity options, and product dimension. Therefore, these are the things that you will need to list / emphasize when creating YOUR product description for a laptop, and what will make yours stand out from the millions of others out here!

Tip #2 - Avoid loooooooong product descriptions.

A product description should be brief, concise and to the point! NO ONE wants to read one of those long, drawn out “novel” style ads! NEVER make your ad to wordy / lengthy! If a product description is too lengthy (long sentences and/or long paragraphs), customers will quickly become BORED, and disinterested in reading it.
Guess what? If people end up not reading the product description, they WON’T buy your product!!

Tip #3 - Make a more detailed description at the back.

The brief product description that appears in front of a product's packaging only serves as a “teaser” which gives just enough information to “force” your buyer in to what’s called a “call to action” more commonly known as clicking your link for more information. If a customer finds your ad INTERESTING, he/she will look for, and WANT more information. This is why a more detailed description of your offer should always appear at the back end AKA: your products landing / opt in page.  

Have you ever noticed a shopper turning around a box after seeing the front looking for more information? The same principle applies online.

Tip #4 - Make a suitable packaging design.

Website, Splash page design is critical to your products success! The design can / should feature different moods / themes etc., BUT ALWAYS include some information about what you’re selling!

I don’t know about you but I HATE being directed to an opt in page that simply offers be some tropical background and  TELLS ME NOTHING about why they want me to give them my name, and email address!! To me, that’s nothing but LAZY and I WILL NEVER opt in to a page / offer like that! BE CREATIVE - NOT LAZY!

Tip #5 - Highlight main features / specifications.

Sometimes, the list of features your opportunity can be lengthy. This is especially true for technological products such as mobile phones, computers, media players, and such. Therefore, the product description ends up looking “crowded.”  So what do you do? The answer is easy, simply highlight the most important features and leave the rest for when your prospect opt’s in and / or goes to your landing page.  Keep it simple and don’t over complicate things!

Tip #6 - Avoid FALSE / exaggerated claims.

In an attempt to win customers, many people think it’s “OK” to use exaggerated, mis leading and outright FALSE claims. DO NOT DO THIS FOR ANY REASON!  People are NOT STUPID! They will quickly see through phony and deceptive claims and label you a spammer / scammer. 

REPUTATION IS EVERYTHING! IT TAKES MONTHS / YEARS TO BUILD, AND MINUTES TO DESTROY!

Note: Even if your claims are true, they will look faked if your ad / web design is written in a shoddy / shady way. Always make claims appear / sound natural instead of “hyped.

Tip #7 - Use catchy pictures/photographs.

It’s always good to play around with words BUT, words alone don’t always cut it!
The words in your ad and / or on your opportunities website / landing page will ONLY serve as a sale's pitch. People are “visual” by nature … You should always try to include some photos and graphic designs for a more enticing look. 


That’s it for Lesson # 2 – I hope it was helpful!

Until next time, this is your “Man in the Mountains” reminding you to ….

STAY POSITIVE ... STAY MOTIVATED ... STAY INSPIRED

And …..

NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS!

EJ "Big Ed" Benko
Skype: Edward.Benko


















Remember, if you need help with marketing, advertising or need an HONEST, Legitimate, AFFORDABLE mentor, visit my website BigEdz.com at http://BigEdz.com or contact me at BigEd80013@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Online Sales Lesson #1 – Effective Sales

Online Sales Lesson #1 – Effective Sales

Being an online marketer / entrepreneur requires that you to have a solid grasp of all the components / elements that make up your business. 

Up-selling, cross-selling, discounts, sales tweaks, etc. are all well and good but if you have no viable, effective methods of advertising, NO ONE is going to see or know your product / opportunity exists! This is why this lesson is so important!

Here’s the analogy I use for with my mentoring students ….  
Picture a massive traffic jam on the I-5 during rush hour … MILLIONS of cars bumper to bumper all trying to get somewhere but stuck in a sea of traffic, This is the internet -  Now, you’re out there advertising and trying to get people to notice you but so far, all you’re doing is shouting “I’m in the blue car” .. Really?  There are THOUSANDS of blue cars in this traffic jam! What makes YOUR blue car any different from all the others? How do I identify your blue car? Is there anything “unique” about it? Get my point?

Tip #1 - Create a Facebook account.
Facebook is without fail, the most successful, and popular social media site on the internet! Millions of people use it religiously each and every day and if you’re not using its power to advertise, you’re leaving a LOT of money on the table for others (like me) to pick up! Facebook provides many FREE options to advertise with. A Facebook fan page has many options that businesses can use. For example, it has advertisement options which can be used to reach target customers. Parameters such as age, gender, hobbies, and such can be set in order to reach a select group of people when advertising. Some of these advertisement tools are paid features while some can be used for free. 

Tip #2 – Create a Twitter account.
A Twitter account can also be used to advertise your products and/or services. An excellent technique is to get a lot of followers. This way, your tweets will be read by more users. 

Tip #3 - Link ALL of your web, blog, and social media sites together
Visualize a spider’s web … Each web is a unique marvel of engineering! individula strands of the web are unique to themselves but they are also connected to the whole. Tap one strand and it sends vibrations across the entire web network & allows the spider to locate its prey like a GPS system. The internet is no different than the spider’s web. All strands individual but also connected to another.


If you have several websites and social media accounts, it’s important to link them together. How do you do this? In your main website for example, you can provide a link to all your other websites. And in your Facebook page, you can also provide a link to your Twitter page. This way, you customers will be able to connect to you in more ways than one. 

Tip #4 - Focus on your Target / Niche Market.
DO NOT waste your time, energy, and resources on advertising (Free, Safelists, etc,) methods that attempt to reach everyone. If you only need to reach a select group of people, you only need to advertise with them inmind. Do your homework and STOP being LAZY!  If you are selling products for women for example, it may not be necessary to do extensive advertisement that would include male audiences and vise versa. Again, stop spinning your wheels on “free / junk” advertising – Trust me when I tell you money is not going to fall from the sky in exchange for doing NOTHING! Study, research, learn, experiment, etc. Most importantly, realize that you will eventually need to INVEST in your business, and yourself if you truly want success!

Tip #5 - Advertise Price Comparisons.
When advertising your product/service using different forms of media, it’s a good idea to include a market price comparison. For example, you may include in the description that your product is priced lower than you competition. Of course, you should NEVER name competitor brands specifically! If you do, you could be setting yourself up for a MAJOR lawsuit. 

Tip #6 - Advertise Specification Comparisons.
Other than the price comparison, you may also include a specification comparison in the product description. You only need to list any differences that favor your product / opportunity. Example: If the laptop that you are selling has a battery capacity of 10 hours and your competitor's product only has 5, you may include that information in the product description. Something like "Our battery will last 5 hours longer than XYZ’s laptop."
OK … that’s enough for today & concludes my first post in a series on generating more sales with simple advertising adjustments. Stay tuned for future posts as you and I have only just begun! I plan to bring you more valuable information in the days ahead!
Until then, this is your “Man in the Mountains” reminding you to ..

STAY POSITIVE..

STAY MOTIVATED...

STAY INSPIRED and …..

NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS!


EJ "Big Ed" Benko
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