I am a project manager who has recently taken an interest in online marketing, having been interested in computers and computing for many years. I joined WA at the end of August 2017, and am enjoying the journey of learning with them, hoping for greater success in 2018.
Introduction to Traffic Options, Organic And Paid Sources
This is an overview of the different options available to you for Organic and Paid sources of traffic for your website.
Before embarking on any programme of traffic generation, you need to carefully think about who your target customer is, and where you can find them. These factors will largely dictate which options for traffic generation you choose.
There is no point in generating traffic and sending it to your webpage or website unless you are ready to be able to convert the visitors in some way, whether this is to secure their contact details, at the initial stage of contact, or to encourage them to buy something (Call To Action) at a later stage in the Sales process.
This post from SmartBug explains the difference between Direct and Organic Traffic Options.
What Are The Different Traffic Options for Any Business?
There are broadly two categories of Traffic available to any business, Organic Sources of Traffic and Paid Sources of Traffic.
Organic Sources Of Traffic
Email marketing is arguably the best traffic source, but in order to take advantage of it, you need to build an email list of subscribers who are interested in your products and trust you enough to consider purchasing from you.
Once you have a list of subscribers it is free to use and re-use, unless some people unsubscribe as a result of excessive emailing, spamming or loss of trust if low-quality offers are made.
You have control of your email list and it cannot be shut down by a quasi-authority such as Google or Amazon.
There are more than 4.6bn email addresses in the world.
The Return on Investment from an email list is a massive $44 from $1 of Advertising spend.
The cost of email marketing is quite low, but the time needed to harvest returns is quite high, but the engagement is also high.
The audience is your email list who are in your niche and have purchased from you or have at least received a Lead Magnet from you, a prospective purchaser.
The top results in Search Engine Optimisation get the most clicks and visits to their post or website. The aspiration is to be #1 in Google, Bing, Yahoo, or on the other search engines Youtube and Pinterest (visual search engine).
By optimising your blog and updating it you can take advantage of the Google algorithm to project your post to the highest possible level and therefore get traffic to your website.
There are 63,000 Google searches per second! 93% of internet journeys begin with a search engine search. There are 1.2 trillion global searches per month, and 91% of internet users use a search.
77% of all internet users read blogs.
Although the Google algorithm is complicated, it is generally agreed that blogs with high-quality content rank highly for featured keywords.
An active blogging site with high-quality content, targetted long tail keywords which are easy to read, and has diagrams, images and featured videos, banners and calls to action will do best.
Cost of blogging is not high, although the time investment is great. Engagement varies depending on the age of the site and authority, engagement etc, but can be enormous.
You can enhance your email list by inviting other trusted associates to swap or invite their email list to buy your product or service. Similarly, you may invite other associates to pitch offers to your list.
Guest blogs can be used in a similar way to build engagement.
Another way of achieving organic traffic is to recruit affiliate marketers who will sell your product or service in return for a commission. This commission can be quite high, sometimes 50-100%, so there is a high incentive for affiliates to make conversions.
The cost of affiliate marketing is high, but there are guaranteed sales, and you only pay upon that sale, not if the product is not sold. There is a risk for the affiliate marketer, because he may expend resources trying to sell but not succeed.
Engagement is pretty good.
The audience is in your niche, and the audience intent varies depending upon the offer, the niche and the platform.
Social Media Engagement
A video is a fantastic way to build organic traffic, using the platforms of Youtube, Vimeo, or Facebook Videos.
The medium of video comprised 75% of all online traffic in 2017, which is projected to grow quickly to more than 80%.
It is recognised that including a video within an email results in a much higher rate of conversion.
Youtube is the second biggest search engine in the world with 3bn users. There are 300hours of video uploaded to Youtube every minute.
80% of all 18 – 50-year-olds watch Youtube. How to videos and review videos are extremely popular on Youtube.
So in summary, if you post a good quality video (which keeps the attention of the viewer) with a targetted keyword in your niche, you can be fairly sure of getting good engagement.
Cost of video making need not be high, and time involved also not excessive, but engagement as a return on that investment is usually high.
Neil Patel is a regular broadcaster on video and podcast when talking about SEO
Podcasts And Public Speaking Engagements
Podcasting of interviews, as well as guest speaking and guest blogging, can use an existing platform to boost credibility. An example of such a Podcaster is Neil Patel the King of SEO, who regularly issues podcasts and blogs weekly, as well as newsletters and bulletins for various purposes.
This method is great for building Brand. It also enhances reputation and authority and credibility.
Cost of this activity is low, but time involvement is high, however, it can result in quite high engagement.
Niche engagement is one of the best ways to attract organic traffic to your site, because of your involvement and engagement with the community. You can become an authority figure in the community which further enhances engagement and therefore traffic. You are building credibility and providing value to people by solving their problems and answering their questions.
You can contribute to various forums in your niche. Also, you can create links to your site by answering questions from such sites as Quora and Reddit, the subject of course to their terms and conditions and rules.
The cost of such niche engagement is very low, but the time engagement can be high, but engagement is also high so the returns on investment are good.
Referral Marketing And Influencing
Referral marketing is a fantastic way of getting traffic because you are getting the power of someone else´s testimonial endorsing your product or service. The referrer is influencing the purchaser to take an action, on the basis of trust between the influencer and the prospective purchaser.
It can be seen in many instances where successful marketers use other powerful influencers to endorse and recommend their products. For example, Anik Singal has his Lurn products endorsed by famous author and businessman Robert Kiyosaki.
Publicity Stunts and Competitions
You can create traffic and interest in your product or service by doing some unique publicity stunts or competitions in order to grab the headlines. Sometimes such events can be recorded on film or video and can go Viral which can have a dramatic return on investment.
Such events can dramatically improve brand awareness and can encourage new buyers and a different audience sector.
Ideally, the publicity should target your niche, but in a much broader way in order to gain a better return on investment.
Costs can vary immensely but you are in control of how much money and time is spent. The engagement can be tremendous if the publicity stunt is a success or the competition is popular.
Directories and Publications
You can get traffic if you are seen as an authority figure in your niche by contributing articles to directories and relevant niche authority publications. You can leverage these by including your bio in the article and links to your website. The higher quality the directories and publications, then likely the higher returns in terms of traffic. The cost of such articles is very low and the time needed also usually not a lot. The engagement is unpredictable.
You can share your posts and documents and reports on websites for uploading and sharing content.
Such documents are returned on Google, Bing and Yahoo searches for particular keywords.
The more documents you share, the more engagement there will be as a result, especially if you have links to your website built into the documents.
This activity helps to build your brand. It is a low-cost way to complement your blogging activities and they help to build your authority and credibility. They do not have to take a lot of time, if you already have the content, you are finding another way to share it.
Paid Sources Of Traffic
The Sources of Paid traffic are as follows:
This is the most popular of the Social Media, and best for advertising because almost everyone is on Facebook.
Advertisements can be expensive, especially when advertising to a targetted audience for conversions (as opposed to for engagement). You can, however, test out audiences and results from a very low level of around $5.
Facebook provides the best available targetting of Ads, and there are plenty of prospects so it could be viewed as beneficial for both advertisers and consumers. You can even target specific interests in your target audience so that the value of the Ads is quite high, they reach those who are receptive to them.
Additionally, Facebook Likes, Comments and Shares give the potential for posts and Ads to go Viral.
Instagram is also integrated into Facebook.
Features of Facebook and Instagram Ads are an attention-grabbing headline and an associated image.
There are basically four types of Facebook Ads:
Text Ads – which tell as a story to a lookalike audience.
Story Ads – which are a sort of long form sales letter.
Image Ads with a shorter text.
Video Ads or a series of images inside Facebook, or possibly animated video with short or long text.
Facebook Ads can become expensive especially for conversion ads. The time investment can be relatively small and the engagement can be good if the lookalike audience has been accurately targetted in your niche. The audience is not necessarily looking for purchases on Facebook they are more likely to be looking for content, and it can be hard to get their attention because there are lots of distractions.
Youtube is the second largest search engine, but at the moment is relatively little exploited, there is not much competition. Also at the moment, Youtube Ads are relatively inexpensive.
Youtube Ads tend to play at the beginning (before) videos are played, and sometimes during the time they are playing.
There are two types of Youtube Ads, Stream Ads, and Video Discovery Ads, which appear in a search.
Youtube videos are good for building Brand Awareness.
The cost of Youtube ads is relatively moderate, and time investment not excessive, and engagement is pretty good.
The audience is the targetted audience on Youtube and the Intent is usually to search for content (information or reviews) not necessarily to purchase.
Google Ads can be complicated, but there is buyer intent because people are searching for particular keywords.
The cost of Google Ads is relatively high, but the time investment is relatively low, and engagement moderate.
The audience is people who are searching for particular keywords, and there is intent to purchase.
Bing And Yahoo Advertisements
Bing and Yahoo are search engines similar to Google but with a smaller share of the overall search market.
Their Ads are less expensive than those of Google.
You should test out each of these and Google as well, to see which one gives you the best results.
There are already Make Money Online Paid Ads on Bing and Yahoo platforms.
The cost of Bing and Yahoo is moderate, and the time investment is relatively small, and the engagement level only moderates because these platforms are less popular than Google.
The audience is searching for particular keyword search terms, and the buyer intent is there because of that.
Twitter advertisements are good for connecting initially with prospective customers, often from initial cold contact. However, Twitter users are not usually in a receptive mood for Buying Intent. Twitter advertisements can take a cold contact and make them brand awareness so that they become a warm contact.
Twitter has good targetting features, but not as good as Facebook.
Certain Niches are more active on Twitter, such as Politics, Comedy and Technology.
Typically Twitter advertisements would have an image and a small banner ad with a clickable link.
There is more than 1 bn registered Twitter users, 100m active daily Twitter users and more than 120m unique visitors per month. More than 550m Twitter account holders sent at least one Tweet.
Twitter ads are moderately expensive, however, they take little time investment to initiate, and do get fairly good engagement.
The target audience is your target audience on Twitter, who are generally looking for content on Twitter, not usually having Buyer Intent.
LinkedIn is a great platform for Business to Business (B2B) transactions.
Advertisements on LinkedIn can be expensive, and users are not as active as they are on other forms of Social Media, such as Facebook or Twitter.
LinkedIn does have very useful targeting features, for example, job positions like CEO´s or HR Manager or other specific skills.
You can put your LinkedIn Ad into your target´s feed, in a similar way to Facebook Ads appear in your feed.
There are 443m registered LinkedIn users. 80% of all leads are Business to Business (B2B).
Examples of LinkedIn Ads are:
Sponsored Content – where the Ad appears as content in the target´s feed.
Text Ads – Where the Ad appears on the right side of the page in the column using traditional text ads.
Sponsored in Mail – Where the Ad is sent out as a message to someone´s inmail.
LinkedIn Ads are moderately expensive but can be justified if they can be accurately targeted.
Engagement of LinkedIn Ads is quite good.
The target audience is limited to LinkedIn members, who are generally seeking business contacts and networking, possibly for career advantage.
Pinterest Ads are highly visual and mostly images, although videos are allowed as well.
Pinterest is a great platform for marketers and is used for ideas and cool products.
It is appropriate to advertise any niche on Pinterest particular is effective for Fitness products, Health, Cooking, and possibly Fashion goods.
Good Pinterest Ads (PINS) do have the potential to go Viral, and you can promote your PINS to give them a publicity boost.
Pinterest is great for advertising to Women, and more than 80% of all visitors to Pinterest are women.
Women go to Pinterest for good ideas and to look for inspiration, particularly around special occasions such as weddings and births, baby goods.
PINS tend to consist of a brightly coloured High-Quality Image (or video), to catch attention, and a brief text headline, with a clickable link.
There are more than 175m active Pinterest users, and there are more than 50 bn PINS, on more than 1 bn boards (PIN collections). 87% of PINNERs have made a purchase as a result of inspiration from Pinterest. 5% of referral traffic is from Pinterest, and more than 93% of Pinterest members are active.
Advertisements on Pinterest are moderately expensive, but take relatively little time invested in order to achieve great results and a lot of engagement.
Your audience on Pinterest is your followers in your niche, and this audience is generally looking for content and inspiration in that niche.
Solo Ads are basically using someone else´s email list to advertise your products or services. It is extending your own email list. You can use the email to attempt to build a relationship with this new prospective customer.
A recommended resource for Solo Ads is Clickonomy.com.
You can also buy clicks from verified sellers in your own niche.
Solo Ads are moderately expensive and do take some time to formulate and target effectively, but they do give a relatively good level of engagement if done correctly.
The audience is targetted and interested in your niche. Audience intent exists because of the level of trust from the owner of the email list from which you buy, so there is an element of risk.
How Do You Choose The Most Appropriate Traffic Source For Your Needs bearing in Mind All The Possible Options?
The decision about which source of traffic to use depends upon the answers to the following questions so can change as the answers to these questions may change. So you could start off with one form of traffic and move on to a different traffic source.
Who Is Your Ideal Customer?
Do you know the Avatar for your ideal customer? If not, then it would be beneficial to formulate such as Avatar, based on the following criteria:
Customer Age, Gender, Work and Home Location, Work profession, hobbies and interests etc.
Where Do Your Ideal Customers congregate?
At what location, physical or virtual, do your customers hang out?
What Niche Are You In?
Certain Niches are matched to certain Social Media. For example, Fitness is usually marketed on Youtube, owing to historical conditions.
What Is The Goal Of Your Campaign?
Is your campaign designed to achieve engagement or conversions (email addresses or sales).
What Does Your Sales Funnel Look Like?
Have you designed your Sales Funnel, with Doorbuster front-end products and upsells, downsells and cross-sells?
When you know the answers to the above question, then you are able to make a decision about the most appropriate Source of Traffic to use.
OMS Conclusion And Recommendation Traffic Options
In order to use traffic sources efficiently, you need to properly understand the respective advantages and disadvantages of each type of traffic and the monetary cost or the time implications of each type of traffic.
You need to plan which traffic options you will use first before trying out each of them.
If you need to do things quickly, you need to be sure of the timing of the application of the investment.
A strategy which is planned around the use of Social Media will usually take longer, but not demand as much financial investment.
If you would like to receive training on how to decide on the best Traffic Options for your business then go here to read our review of Why You Need Wealthy Affiliate to Make Money Online Writing.
Alternatively, you can go here to sign up for a FREE account with Wealthy Affiliate and you can start to read the traffic training written there, and build and use two websites for FREE indefinitely.
Introduction to Awesome Video Animation Maker Renderforest
Introduction to Renderforest
We recently became aware of Renderforest which is a FREE ONLINE WHITEBOARD AND AWESOME VIDEO ANIMATION MAKER! We started trying it out and found that it is really AMAZING! Here is our review.
Where is Renderforest From?
Renderforest is a product from Geek Culture Podcast, Youtube Channel. Who are these guys? just a group of friends who collaborate on the production of geeky stuff! Here is a little information about each of them.
GeekCulture Podcast About Us
And here is their own review and tutorial about Renderforest:
And here is another review from Renderforest.com:
Geekculture Podcast also do other products to do with Film and Television, apart from awesome video animation, which you can check out here.
How Does Renderforest Work?
Here is a video tutorial introduction to Renderforest:
What Are The Features of Renderforest?
Do you need a tool to help you to tell your stories more creatively? Renderforest is an awesome tool to try out.
Have you considered using animated characters to do that for you? Renderforest gives you lots of standard templates pre-made scenes and backgrounds as well as characters from which to choose.
Whiteboard animations are one very good way of telling your story. Renderforest gives you that capability with as much functionality as is needed depending upon the budget you have available.
Renderforest provides you with hundreds of ready-made storybook scenes from which you can choose those which you think can best help you to tell your story in an interesting and entertaining way.
Renderforest provides you with Cloud-based tools to create your own videos online, effortlessly and with pleasure.
Renderforest offers you advice and training about how to create videos for various purposes, for example, in order to build your Facebook presence or to shoot a viral video. It really is practical and helpful advice.
Renderforest which video tools
What Do Other People Think About Renderforest?
Here is a Renderforest review from Max Leno:
Here is another review from Michael Van breda:
Here is another review from Bearded Mango:
Here is a video which explains how to remove any watermark from Any video – we can’t imagine why you would need that as the Renderforest videos are very reasonably priced.
How Does Renderforest Price It´s Products?
Renderforest offers two sorts of pricing, one based on an annual subscription:
Free – for amateur users and to try it out.
Amateur – $15 per month (billed annually) for those who do a few videos from time to time.
Pro – $29 per month (billed annually) for good Youtubers and businesses producing videos constantly.
Business – $49 per month (billed annually) for re-sellers and businesses which create lots of videos.
Enterprise – $149 per month (billed annually) for companies which need large numbers of videos every month.
Alternatively, you can choose a Pay Per Export payment plan:
You can download any videos which you prepare using Renderforest, and you can choose which quality you want, and this dictates the price charged for the video:
Low-Quality Videos – $9.99
Medium Quality Videos – $19.99
High-Quality Videos – $29.99
Renderforest pay per export
OMS Conclusion and Recommendation
We are blown away by the functionality and capability of Renderforest.
We will continue to use Renderforest for our own purposes, as we found it to be an awesome video animation tool.
It is an amazingly capable tool, especially as all of the functionality and capability is yours to try out and use for FREE! When you have greater requirements and budget available you can upgrade to a better plan.
Introduction: Review Of Squirrly WordPress Keyword Research Tool 2018
Squirrly WordPress PlugIn And Keyword Research Tool
Squirrly is a WordPress keyword research tool which is available at very reasonable cost, depending on the scale of use, and therefore subscription level needed for your organisation. You can try Squirrly for free for a period of up to 30 days, before deciding which level of subscription you need.
Keyword research is a practice search engine optimization (SEO) professionals use to find and … Keyword suggestion tools usually aid the process, like the Google Adwords Keyword Planner, which offers a thesaurus and an alternative keyword …
Refer to the OMS Guide to Keyword Research for E-commerce 2018, for more information about the application of keyword research for your business:
What Does Squirrly Do That Is Different To The Competitors?
From our research and experience of the use of the Jaxxy keyword research tool and comparing this with use of Squirrly, the key differentiator is the Real Time Optimisation feature present in Squirrly.
For example, we show you below a screenshot of Squirrly in use:
Squirrly Dynamic Optimisation Feature
On the right-hand side of the document being edited is a table of the respective criteria to be optimised.
Squirrly Dynamic Optimisation
% optimisation for keyword chosen
Squirrly offers relevant suggestions for Images, Twitter feeds, Wikipedia definitions, references and quotations, which you can choose to ignore, or you can click and insert within your post.
This feature is very powerful and saves the author a lot of time!
As each criterion is achieved the box turns green
Other Reviews Of Squirrly Keyword Research Tool
From research, we have found many favourable reviews of Squirrly and no adverse reviews at all.
However, Squirrly does not feature at all in the top 10 Keyword Research tools in 2018 assessed by 127 experts, consolidated by Robbie Richards.
Introduction – 21 Businesses to Start On a Shoestring
Do any of the following questions apply to you?
Are you stuck in a job which you’re sick of, just to pay the bills?
Are you bored at work?Is your boss a pain?Do you seem to matter at work? Does Your work interfere with your private life?Are You sick of your commute?Are You tired of having to beg for a day off? … Is There anything worse than feeling trapped with no hope of escape because you’re worried about money?
To get right to the point, it’s not that the financial situation that ties you down, it’s your thinking. There are many people who felt just like you and worried just like you… But they chose to quit their jobs and went on to create their own highly successful businesses…. AND they managed to do it on a very small budget.
The thing that changed was their attitude; instead of thinking about how bad their job was, they started thinking about how they could make a plan for a business idea to success. If they did this, how exciting their future independent life could be.
They realised that, when you are proposing to start up a small business, money isn’t everything. You don’t have to let a lack of money hold you back from pursuing your good business idea and becoming your own boss. What you need is a sound business idea and the right guidance in order to get started. Here’s how you can get it. Introducing “21 Businesses to Start on A Shoestring”.
What is This E-Course? 21 Businesses To Start On A Shoestring?
This is an online E-course developed by experts who have successfully built their own small businesses without the big budget. The most important thing about this course is that it is practical and sensible, it shows you How To Do It. It works and It is real. The course won’t promise things that can’t be delivered. This course has been designed by people who know exactly how you feel, stuck in that job because they have been there, in that situation. They understand your worries because they’ve been there, done that. They were all looking for a business idea which didn’t cost an arm and a leg to take years to get going. This course is the result of their own research and real-life experience. Testimonials (evidence the course works).
What the E-course gives you:
21 businesses to start on a shoestring, ie ideas for businesses to start on a small budget
Sound advice for getting started in order to hit the ground running
Practical tips for managing your cash flow while you build the business and avoiding the hidden money pits
Advice on how to look after yourself physically, emotionally and mentally
Advance warning of scams to look out for so you’re not taken advantage of
Advice on how to manage your business and your life so you enjoy the balance you’ve been wanting for so long
The confidence to believe in yourself and become a successful business owner
What the E-course includes: For each of the 21 business ideas, the course will teach you:
What is involved in the business
What skills you will need
How to build your business network and how to find clients
Where you will be able to find work
The E-course also explains:
Funding for your business
Some sources of finance
Points to be aware of with each form of finance
What licences you may need before you can run your business
The business support you may need, for example, an accountant
Reasons for business failure and how to avoid them
Course format: This is an online course, which can be done from anywhere in the world. All that is needed is an internet connection and your preferred computer or mobile device. Over 8 weeks you’ll be given:
8 video lessons which are packed full of information (in easy to understand chunks) and great examples. This means you’ll see the techniques in action and learn how to apply them.
8 practical activities, which refer to the course lessons, to help you to safely put the tips and techniques into action and get comfortable with them before you go out and start applying them in for real.
2 progress quizzes – 1 at the end of the 4th week and another at the end of the course. These are designed to show you how you are progressing and how well you understand the course material.
You will also get checklists and information sheets to keep you on track during and after the course.
After working through the E-course videos, spreadsheets, and practical exercises and activities, you will build your relevant skills with each lesson. After completing the E-course, you will know exactly which of the business ideas will work best for you and you will be able to get started straight away.
You will know whether you are ready to quit your job and be your own boss? If that’s a yes, then GO FOR IT!
How Much Does The E-course cost?
If you’re wondering how much the course might cost. Well, don´t worry. Knowing you’re concerned about your finances, this course has been priced to suit. In fact, thinking about everything it gives you, you could say it’s a real bargain! It’s only $97. That’s a mere $97 to sound out and verify your future as a business owner. But it gets even better.
How about a No Risk, 100% Money Back Guarantee! That’s right. Take a look through the materials and if you think it’s not worth the money, you can ask for your money back, no questions asked.
About The Author
The author is Shelly McNeil, who has worked for herself all her life. Shelly has owned over 15 various successful businesses, and she started her first business at the age of twenty-three.
As a teenager, Shelley went to college and graduated. After her education was completed Shelley got a job in the marketing industry, but she soon became bored. Shelly came from a family of business owners, and her father had a great drive in business. When growing up Shelly watched her father and admired his strength and industriousness. Shelly´s father was once a factory worker, an immigrant from Europe, who also became tired of working for other people and managed to start his own first business on a shoestring.
Shelly´s father´s business grew and thrived, which meant the business moved to bigger premises from time to time. Shelly joined her father in the business for a short time when she first left school but she decided to go to college and get a conventional education and studied for her degree.
Shelly dwelt on her dream of owning her own business, and after some consideration and discussions with her father, Shelly was encouraged to follow her dreams and she started her own business. Shelly was willing to put in long hours to make her business succeed, and she started her first business part-time, while still working her full-time job. After 18 months her business was sufficiently well established for Shelly to quit her job and she took her business to the next level, working full time. Shelly expressed amazement at just how many businesses can be started on a shoestring, and she shares some thought-provoking ideas for you in her book.
OMS Conclusion And Recommendation
To summarise,when you sign up to join the E-course, you will receive:
Instant access to “21 Businesses to Start on A Shoestring”
Instant access to proven techniques and years of experience shared by people who have lived through the stage you’re at and succeeded in building their own businesses!
If you do the E-course and follow the advice, you could end up with a profitable small business of your own – and the cost of all this advice is just $97.
Also, you’re getting a 100% money back guarantee, so there really is no risk!
It is true that you could go and find similar information from many other sources, but this would take a lot of time? And how sure can you be that the information is current?
For only $97 you’re getting practical guidance which has proven itself day in and day out as the expert authors have built their own highly successful businesses. In any case, if you do not like the E-course you have a 100% money back guarantee. So, if your dream is to start your own business, then there’s no time like the present to make your start.
Go to this Link to sign up now! There are far too many people out there who stay in the jobs they hate. Don’t be one of them. There’s a bright future waiting for you. Get started today.
What is the Wealth Training Company and what do they do? The Wealth Training Company is run by Darren Winters who advocates share trading as a means of achieving multiple streams of passive income, to supplement other means of income which you already have.
Darren Winters is a very active public speaker and proponent of Mastering Business Investment, his own course about spread betting on shares trading. He claims to have spent a lot of his own time and money being mentored by the best share trading experts in the world in order to become highly skilled in this field. He also claims to have made many millions from his expertise, and offers his training courses in order to share his knowledge and expertise.
There is another story about Darren Winters however, and of a failed company, Amicus, which left many creditors unpaid when going into liquidation. See the below story from The Guardian:
Wealth Trading Company is a trading name of WIN, Winters Investment Network, of which Darren Winters owns 99 shares out of 100. The other share is owned by his partner.
Business And Investing Mastery
Darren Winters claims to have intimate knowledge of the stock markets and trends during economic cycles, and the relevant stages for share trading, and the best type of stocks to invest in at each stage of the cycle, which are:
Early Capital Goods stage
Middle Expansion stage
Late Expansion stage
Early Contraction stage
Late Contraction stage
Darren Winters coaches on Trading Psychology, and Trading Emotions.
He proposes leveraging the power of Compound Returns consistently.
All this knowledge forms the basis for educational and training courses which are offered by The Wealth Training Company.
What is Good About The Offer From The Wealth Training Company?
People who have subscribed to Darren Winters courses express satisfaction about the amount of information which they receive.
There are many testimonials about Darren Winters and his training from The Wealth Training Company.
As part of his charitable efforts, Darren teaches children about his courses so that they have knowledge about shares trading to assist their future development. The proceeds from the events are all given to charity.
What is Bad About The Offer From Wealth Training Company?
We have not read anything particularly bad about Darren Winters, in fact we were surprised how little information is contained on Darren Winters personal Facebook page.
Darren Winters FB Page
How Much Do Products From Wealth Training Company Cost?
The cost of Darren´s Wealth Training course is around 2000GBP, although full prices without discounting would be around 3000GBP and for those committing at the Digital Nomads event on 29-30 June 2018, he gave a lot of valuable bonuses.
OMS Conclusion And Recommendation
We have yet to try out any of Darren Winters products, so will make a recommendation in due course, when we have been able to make an assessment whether these products can contribute to your multiple streams of passive income.
In the meantime, if you have personal experience of Darren Winters, Business Investing Mastery or the Wealth Training Company, you are welcome to make a comment, or submit your own review, which we would be happy to receive.
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A Dot Com Business
My Dot Com Business franchise
My Dot Com Business(#MDCB) is an online marketing software system and Multi-Level Marketing business operated by Paul Lynch from the UK.
Paul Lynch claims to have made more than $10m in revenue in the last few years using his proprietary My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) online business system, which he developed himself. He now offers Franchise Memberships of his system for $3000, or Pro Memberships for $77.
Disclaimer: This is not a ‘get-rich-quick’ scheme, MLM, pyramid or Ponzi Scheme. This is a genuine business franchise that takes time, investment, work and …
The key attraction to bring in new Franchise members is what is called the Viral Money Effect, which comes from the Multi-Level Sales so that new Franchise Members continually subscribe and make money from commissions for more new members which they introduce to the downline of their own business.
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There are more than 500 Franchise Members of the business at the moment and many thousands of Pro Members of My Dot Com Business (#MDCB).
Pro Members can also make commissions from sales which they make, but at a much lower level than Franchise Members.
Franchise Members can make considerable commissions from sales made by their own Pro members, as well as their own sales funnel.
Franchise Members receive a duplicate of the My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) Website branded to their own chosen company name and personal profile. Initially, this new franchise website is protected within a ´custom wrapper´ from the My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) franchise.
Franchise Members are allowed to price some of the products which they sell on behalf of My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) themselves, so it enables them to make attractive offers to be made as a Lead Magnet for their sales funnels.
Paul Lynch promised to send FREE traffic to new My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) franchisees to enable them to get started and he promises to get them, 30 new members, to kick-start their business from this free traffic. This is a big incentive regarding an MLM business because it generates some cash flow from the outset.
What Does My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) Do?
My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) advertises software products for sale at reasonable prices, and in some cases free, for example:
Insta Tsunami (free)
One Penny Per Visitor (free)
EasySketch Pro Software (various)
Sales Funnel Boot Camp (various)
Traffic Hacks (various)
AutoEmulate Live (various)
#MDCB Easy Sketch Pro Software
Franchise Members can, in fact, vary the price of the software to suit themselves.
You can join My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) as a PRO Member for a one-off payment of $77.
Alternatively, you can join My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) as a Franchise Member for a one-off payment of $3000.
All New Franchise Members of My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) are encouraged to follow the established business and sales system exactly because it works, and they are also encouraged to use the existing sales promotion videos which have been prepared by Paul Lynch, again because they work.
Any New Franchise Members of My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) are also encouraged to create their own YouTube channel and to make their own videos of the products available from the franchise and to post them on YouTube, so as to create a following and to create engagement with their own new prospective new online customers, which will be their own downline customers.
My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) Self Belief
All Franchise Members of My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) are also required to join the My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) Facebook Group so they can communicate with other Pro and Franchise members and the Headquarters team.
If you decide to sign up to the My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) franchise, then you will need to link it to an AutoResponder and email service provider of your choice, such as AWeber, GetResponse, MailChimp or SendLane. The choice is yours but it is suggested that AWeber may be preferable.
Any new Franchisee is provided guidance on how to obtain traffic from Solo Ads, which must be bought from a database of possible suppliers of email list contacts, and step by step guidance is given on how to use this by the My Dot Com Business(#MDCB) franchise Headquarters team, and in the training videos.
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What Are The Drawbacks of My Dot Com Business (#MDCB)?
My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) is essentially a Multi-Level Marketing business, so if you are not prepared to apply yourself to energetically promoting your own business and sales then it may not be for you.
It is suggested that 80 -100 hours are needed every week to get their own My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) Franchise started and established. This should be looked on as an investment in the success of the business, so is not necessarily a drawback, unless you do not have that sort of time available, and can’t make the required commitment of time and effort.
Is It Worth Participating in My Dot Com Business (#MDCB)?
Some of the franchise members do make very good sales, so it is clear that the system established by Paul Lynch does work and money can be made, in some cases large amounts of the commission have been paid to some franchisees. What it requires is for members of My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) Pro and Franchise levels to apply themselves energetically to selling the My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) products.
Is Training Provided with My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) Pro and Franchise Membership?
There is comprehensive training provided for My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) Pro and Franchise Members through a series of videos which are provided to all subscribers. Progress on training is monitored from the My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) Headquarters so that if subscribers do not complete training, they are reminded to do so via email.
What About Technical Support With My Dot Com Business (#MDCB)?
There is full technical support available to subscribers from the My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) headquarters, via a prioritized support ticket system.
OMS Conclusion And Recommendation
OMS has tried out the business system of My Dot Com Business (#MDCB), and it does appear to be successful at every level, depending upon the effort which Pro and Franchise Members apply to make sales. It is a business solely driven by sales and the promise of big commissions for new members, as you would expect from an MLM system. We notice that MDCB claims not to be an MLM system.
We have updated this post because as of 26th February 2018, we had a dispute with MDCB over their promise to send traffic to our site, which we were expecting since early January (2 months previously). MDCB suddenly changed and said they had 6 months to send the traffic, which was not at all stated at the time of initial discussion.
If you are interested in this type of business make sure to get a clear statement from the MDCB about this issue, before committing any money.
There is a lot of Facebook communication from the My Dot Com Business(#MDCB) Headquarters in the UK, and the encouragement of members to be active and engage with new members via Facebook. There are daily Live Facebook videos and transmissions from many of the My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) team.
We have looked at many MLM type marketing schemes some of which have been reviewed by OMS. Of the available systems in the marketplace, we think that the franchise from My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) is not one we would recommend, from our own experience.
We have further updated our review on 11th September 2018, to say that we demanded a refund from MDCB as a result of them never ever providing the FREE TRAFFIC which they promised to do when we ordered our franchise in November 2017.
On the basis of our own experience, we do not recommend this product.