As I mentioned before, because of neon-marketers and the volume of emails sent daily, a lot of internet providers will bounce your messages before they even show up in their inbox.
So out of 3000 you may get 900-1200 emails delivered. It’s still a decent number.
What I’ve experienced since February, when I got my account, is that around 80-120 people actually open a ViralUrl email. Out of those, around 30-60 will click on your link – depending on how good your copy is and how reliable your link looks like.
It’s beyond this post to explain good copywriting, but you know how valuable it its. What I want to talk about is making your links look reliable. I’m going to show you how to transform your weird affiliate links like this one:
Whenever I dont feel like writing a blog post, or I dont want to start a brand new PPC campaign, I turn to ViralUrl. I see it as the “lazy money maker”, and I’ll explain you why:
If you’ve been online for more than a month, you know how your inbox seems to get flooded with offers; that’s because email marketing is the cheapest and easiest way to make money online.
And ViralUrl gives you 3000 people to email every 3 days, for an entire year, for $197 bucks. I’ve written about using ViralUrl as a list builder, but today I am going to focus on making the most out of each and every send.
1. Understand who’s the typical ViralUrl user
Of course, knowing your audience is a big part of any marketing action, but who’s using ViralUrl, and why?
First, know that they have well over 50 THOUSAND people using it – so let’s figure out who they are.
The service is not popular at all outside of the Internet Marketing arena. So we safely assume users are internet marketers – which rules out the option of using ViralUrl to promote health and fitness offers. STOP DOING IT!
Most internet marketers have already had or heard of a bad experience with Network Marketing – so don’t send them the latest 2-in-1 matrix or Robert Kyosaky cd… or (my personal favor) Donald Trump offers… You’re wasting your time.
So what do these people want? They want what you and I want: SELL STUFF.
If they want to sell stuff, and you want to sell stuff, what do you do? Help them do it.
2. What To Offer ViralUrl Users
Send them to a cool post you wrote about email marketing, ppc, seo, whatever. Give them something that will be useful in their business.
SIDE NOTE: Usually, the biggest, most hyped product launch offers will work only if you’re able to send your ViralUrl email before all the gurus start emailing their lists. As you know, most gurus share common leads within their lists, and those leads are also on ViralUrl. So use your judgment.
3. How to get your email open
ViralUrl users receive an average of 69 emails daily. On top of that, most email providers will mark your message as spam, and even some users will mark it as spam (talk about bad karma).
So, out of the initial 3000, you may actually deliver 900 – 1200. That’s still pretty darn good.
Your biggest weapon in getting past other messages is being true, honest, and super cool.
Well, for starters, stay clear of headline such as (real examples)
[Fname] – Your invitations to BLASTOFF – it’s FREE, it’s FUN & it’s a COOL WAY TO GET PAID!!
“THE BAR” is where it’s at..100% free,free,free!
For some reason, people think that being flashy will get their message across. I call those people NEON-Marketers™.
Use headlines that are clear, have no hype, and preferably some humor. Like this one:
Even A Caveman Can Make This Work
(I did open this email, only to see another MLM opportunity – what a shame)
4. How To Be Human
In the ViralUrl system mailer page, you have the option to email as the generic “firstname.lastname@example.org” or using the same email as you login into the system.
ALWAYS USE YOUR OWN EMAIL! Here’s why:
Most ViralUrl users see the service as spam (again, bad karma) so they filter the messages to their junk folder. Also, some internet providers will block the message before it hits their inbox because they have that address blacklisted.
So use your own email, and when people reply to your message, reply back!
Finally, you can always make more money if people know you’re real.
So be a human – you may need some training, but I’m sure you’ll get it. Eventually.
The most important asset a internet marketer has is a responsive list of customers. Whether on email, twitter, or facebook, building a list of active subscribers is a strategy that any marketer should focus on since the beginning.
The average list-building experience starts slowly, as traffic starts pouring into landing pages and prospects subscribe to your list.
However, this strategy can be frustrating in the beginning, while traffic is still shy.
That’s when a respected list-building platform comes in handy. List-builders are communities of professionals that subscribe (or buy access) to receive and send messages within the community. Basically, List-Builders are a pool of like-minded professionals looking to improve their businesses, get more traffic, and make more money.
For $197/year, ViralUrl allows email blasts every 3 days to 3000 random members in their list.
I’ve been utilizing their services since february, and I’m very satisfied with the results.
Previously, I’d been promoting Magnetic Sponsoring, because of the high conversion rates, and for each blast, I’d generate 10+ leads and about a sale/week from MS alone. That’s $80/month, which would cover my initial investment in 2.5 months, leaving me 9.5 months to profit from the ViralUrl services.
Now, I’ve switched the focus to my own training, the Expand Your Income manual – and even though my landing page does not convert as well as Mike Dillard’s (what’s new?) the prospects I receive are much more targeted because they want to know ME, not magnetic sponsoring or Mike Dillard.
So here are the updated results: depending on my email copy (I keep experimenting, which makes for a lower average), I may get anywhere from 100-150 visits, and 6-10 leads. I understand this is not outrageously effective, but it brings me great prospects, and I’m building my own list, expanding the reach of personal branding even further.
If you’re just starting up, and you’re not yet getting the traffic you want, I highly recommend ViralUrl. And if you have a bit more to invest, you can get multiple accounts, and send blasts everyday!
Either way, be sure to offer something valuable in exchange for your opt-ins. Folks in list-building services are already in the industry and are probably not looking for another home business – they’re looking for training, consulting, tips.. So provide them with something highly beneficial and your results will speak for themselves.
To growing your list the smart way,
P.S – ViralUrl also offers an effective url cloaking service (for free, even if you dont join their paid membership) that is great to mask affiliate links and protect your commissions. Check it out: