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One of the simplest concept in business is the easier you make it for your customer to pay you money the more likely they are going to do so. And to make this concept in reality we have introduced the rebill feature and the free form invoice, so that all the CloudNet360 merchant can sell more..faster!
In this video, I demonstrate multiple easy way to rebill or create free form invoice for your customers so that they can pay you with a click of a button.
SEO keyword research is simple… when it’s not simple, there’s a really good chance it’s also worthless. Watch this short video to see how we use the included project manager and for a quick keyword research technique that anyone can use.
The real takeaway is that SEO is not “magical”, it’s a lot of work but when you follow simple rules and actually grind out the effort… then it works and you get to the 1st page!
If you’re struggling to find inspiration for topics for your blog / website / social media site, etc., then there’s a simple way for you to come up with more ideas for content creation than you can possibly manage:
Put down your phone, turn off the TV and just get a little BORED.
TV used to be the primary “time wasting” culprit because of the effect it had on the people wasting countless hours mindlessly sitting in front of the screen watching sitcoms and toilet paper commercials.
Next came the video game consoles and the “vidiots” who wasted even more time battling fake monsters and winning fake sporting events.
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, the “smart phone” became part of mainstream America and took any semblance of intelligence and turned it into a series of pouty duck-lip and peace sign photos shared to entire networks of “friends”.
People have grown so accustomed to “consuming” bad content, they’ve forgotten how to “create” content, original thoughts, or simply intelligent conversation that doesn’t involve “swiping” the screen to something on their phone that someone else actually created and they “consumed”.
Take a break from all forms of media and let your creative juices flow.
Go out, take a walk and let mother nature be the fuel you consume to fire your imagination.
Your mind already has the all the ideas you could ever write about but you need to let them out. You need to stop blocking them with “noise” from other people’s content or distractions from other parts of your life or business.
Learn how to be bored for 15 minutes and you’ll never have a shortage of topics to write about.
If you are not using this, you are leaving a ton of money on the table.
Split testing is something everyone knows they should do, but the reality is almost nobody is doing it.
Did you know how easy it is to split test your email when using CloudNet360?
Check out this video to see how drop dead easy it is to literally double, or more, your open rates.
The “dog days” of summer used to refer to the high heat and lethargy that resulted from not being able to do much outside other than try to stay cool.
For internet marketers, the “dog days of summer” takes on a new meaning because of the typical lethargic sales that come from the fact that people are out biking, hiking, camping, kayaking, boating, or actually on the ocean surfing versus sitting in their houses and on their computers surfing.
Vacations also take people out of the office and the office is still a major source of ecommerce traffic (who would of thought people would rather shop than work?).
As an entrepreneur, this might just be the only respite you get all year and maybe the best thing for you to do is blown up the raft and relax in the lake yourself. Take some time off to recharge your batteries and come back harder and stronger in the fall.
On the other hand, maybe it’s the best possible time for you to go out and increase your sales at the expense of your competitors that are taking this time to relax. I know, this sounds so unfair and almost like cheating but at CloudNet360, we consider selling more… faster, is actually more fun than sifting sand through our toes.
So here’s a few simple strategies that you can use to increase your sales now:
1. Mobile Friendly – Update every aspect of your website to ensure it’s 100% mobile responsive and yes, this does mean your final order page as well. If people are not on their computer, they’re finding you from their phones so make sure you can sell them something after they find you.
2. Sales Funnels – You know your funnels need improvement, or you know you need a sales funnel and have been too busy to create one. Get it done now!
3. Upsell Offers – See number 2 above. Remember that your customers are not buying from you because they “have to”, they’re buying because they “want to” so give them more of what they “want” with an effective upsell flow and you’ll both be happier.
There’s more you can do but these are the big 3.
If you’re missing any of these, then you need to get this done immediately. Either do them yourself or if you’re enjoying life on a beach somewhere, then pay someone else to do it but get it done now.
Remember, the CloudNetConsulting team at CloudNet360 is filled with experts that can fly through any project you can think of doing and the investment is surprisingly cost effective for even the tightest budgets.
Choosing between a good affiliate program or the best autoresponder service is like having to choose between a having arms or having legs.
You really want both arms and legs and you really want to have killer autoresponder software and a great affiliate program as part of your online business model. Both contribute significant revenue streams you simply cannot hope to attain without them.
So we often get the question of why we offer only 1 affiliate program but give our merchants 6 autoresponders from which to choose. For the sake of brevity, I’ll answer the affiliate program issue in a later post and focus on the best autoresponder choices for now.
Let me first outline the six basic options and then I’ll explain why we have them all. Keep in mind that every autoresponder option listed below is already seamlessly integrated into CloudNet360.com and gives you product specific control and automation.
1. CRM & Autoresponder Integrated – autoresponder functionality is “built in” and is an integral part of the CloudNet360 CRM. Using the CRM and built in autoresponder provides the ultimate level of power and automation.
2. PremiumAR – Our autoresponder system built in partnership with Aweber so it basically works identically to Aweber. The advantage to using PremiumAR over Aweber is that your eBusiness Advisor will be able to provide additional direct support for this account. When you use Aweber, you’ll need to utilize their support people for all autoresponder related issues.
5. Get Response
So what’s the easy autoresponder software choice for your online shopping cart?
That’s precisely the point of CloudNet360 giving you so many options. There is no “1 best choice” for everyone so we give you 6 options to choose from and let you decide which is the best autoresponder for you and your business.
I have a personal favorite of course (I’m just a tiny bit biased) but I’m also a realist. If you have a giant list somewhere and don’t want to move it, you shouldn’t have to just because you want to use an alternative to 1shoppingcart or any of the other online shopping cart options.
We give you the freedom to choose CloudNet360.com and not have to worry about moving your email marketing list. After all, it’s your business so we let your choice of autoresponder remain your choice to make.
**Webinar Recording** Product Jam – 15-Minute Membership Site
The Webinar is done, recorded, and “in the can”…
I could tell whether Marty & Gary hit the mission goals, but what would be the fun in that?
Some frequently asked questions along with their answers, during The Webinar Jam Session, has been listed below:
Q: Does this member ship software have a timed release of content so I can keep my members in my program longer? For example, can I time the content so each week the members get to view 1 new video?
Ans: Yes, it does exactly what you’re talking about and more since you can have a timed release (drip feed) set for each membership level. So Gold members may receive the content faster than Silver members or you can set them to all drip out at the same rate.
Q: This looks easy. Lets me focus on the content instead of wasting all my time building a website. I hope this is truly point and click simple like you claim.
Ans: Yes it is. The most difficult part of building the Membership Site is selecting what graphics to use in your design and, of course, content creation.
Q: I don’t like systems where I don’t have access to the source code so I can add my own code and customize things with my own hand written script. You didn’t talk about custom coding so I assume this system is not compatible with custom code. If I’m wrong, tell me how I do it and what language I need to use.
Ans: We did not cover the advanced CSS sections because most people want to “keep it simple”, create their branding, and then focus on the content and sales.The system has been optimized for “courseware” and if you’re using it for this purpose, you’ll love it but using it for other purposes can create a “square peg” versus a “round hole” scenario.
Q: Is this WordPress compatible?
Ans: Yes, it’s compatible with any website system.
Q: I can’t figure out how to build separate pages from this video? How do I present multiple categories of my videos?
Ans: You do not “build pages”, all you do is create “categories” and “sub-categories” using the built-in top slider and left side menu.
Q: I don’t get where the html box comes into the system. What are you talking about. It makes no sense to me. How does this up sell people into more sales?
Ans: The HTML area will appear directly under the “content”. For example, if you’re teaching people how to cook with a video and you’re using a specific type of paring knife in the video, you could easily have an affiliate link or product link to the product so the viewer can buy the product you’re using in the video. This is one simple example but the possibilities are truly endless. Education is a GREAT way to sell to people and it’s why this technique is so effective.
Q: How old is this membership system?
Ans: The system has been “live” since 2009 and we’ve been building and improving it ever since. All the main features i.e. Drip Feed, etc were there from the beginning but we’ve refined and improved and added to the system each year. For Premium Web Cart / CloudNet360 improvement is a non-stop mission from our team of long term programmers.
Q: Is it Wishlist Alternative?
Ans: CloudNet360 system is a good Wishlist Member alternative when you are a “courseware” based membership site. Courseware is really the most popular type of membership business which is why we focused specifically on this niche.
Check out the recording for yourself and leave a comment below.