So how can Offline Snatcher help Me?
Quick Answer: Because this is a method that really does help you find offline clients very easily.
See the next section below to find out more.
Module 1: The Offline Snatcher Blueprint
– Learn this simple blueprint to finding the leads (works in UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Sweden & Spain)
– Discover how you can prize out:
*The FRESHEST leads (these are the HOTTEST businesses)
*Leads with the fattest marketing budgets
*Businesses sorted via category
*Businesses sorted via Location
Module 2: Setting Up Your Freemium Service(s)
*Step by step instructions of suggested services to offer businesses
*Out-tasking strategies and recommendations
*Details of other services you can offer
Module 3: Closing The Deal
*Simple techniques you can use to increase the closing rate:
*The “Fight for the food” method
*The “S.M.S.” method (not mobile messaging !)
*The “Expert media” method
*The “Fight for the food” method
Module 4: Upsell Strategies
*What services to combine to increase your profit margin
*Simple ideas on the Sales Funnel
(great for beginners, but experienced markters will already be doing these)
*The ONE service you MUST be offering businesses right now (and it's not Fanpages, though I do talk about them too )
When you were generous enough to allow me a sneak peek into this, I was expecting it to have some content for sure, but nothing like this.
You have a great teaching style and make it super simple for anyone of any level to jump on this.
The mods are packed and I LOVE the summary section you provide below each video….makes for very easy access when you need to go back and review.
Thanks for all the relative links you provide, and especially your Closing The Deal and Upsell Strategiessections!
I'm not going to go into major detail because there's no reason to spill this method. It is wise investment for anyone involved in offline at all.
The proceeds are going to a much needed cause. You are a super guy for looking out for your fellow neighbors on this planet.
Way to go Dez….you hit a homer with this one!
You can tell who is genuinely working "in the trenches". If you take a look at some of Dez's posts in othersWSO's you will see that he ask searching questions of the product owners, and lots of little tips n tricks in other posts.
And, if you know someone is walking the walk, you can be sure that the strategies shared are tried and tested.
And these strategies are VERY cool. Not only are the leads Red Hot, but they'rereally FRESH too!
So couple the lead gen strategies with Dez's follow up training and you're on a sure fire winner.
Apparently this is Dez's first WSO… It's put together beautifully, like a seasoned pro.
Awesome job mate!
Wow. I have been bursting at the seams in excitement to talk about this course. We know by now that all great ideas are simple ones.
This idea is not just brilliant, but quite simple and to be honest, elegant.
And profit going to charity to boot?
Get on this, help the needy, use the information, and make some money.
Sounds like a great idea to me!
Super-simple method for finding hot leads in offline business. I mean really simple, easy to implement and easy to follow through. That's the first video in module 1. If you're an experienced marketer, you could stop right there and be good to go — and have another very effective leads-gen method to add to your client-getting arsenal. But that's the course's *starting* point… The course is 4 complete modules.
After you learn the basic Offline Snatcher Blueprint, Dez shares detailed strategies to less experienced marketers or simply marketers who want an over-the-shoulder view of someone who's already "doing it." How to avoid cold calling the business, how to approach, services to offer, outsourcing ideas… Some of this will be familiar but overall a very useful WSO. Information provided for US, UK, Australian and many other markets.
*there was a slight glitch on the background audio for a couple of the videos but in a brief chat with Dez he noted that he was already aware of it and would be uploading the fix momentarily. (Fantastic customer service, BTW.)
I have huge respect for Gary Vaynerchuk – he is about 10 years ahead of the curve in terms of online business ethics and transparency, so if you're thinking about getting started in the online game, you and you haven't caught up with his books & videos, you should switch off your TV for a couple of days & grab a pen, take some notes, and write down an action plan based on your skillsets and passions.
I'm about to launch my first online training product on video marketing and video creation, and Gary makes it very clear that if you have skills that others want to benefit from, it's never been easier and cheaper to get started.
So how do you get started? Well, buy a couple of Gary's products, get yourself a simple WordPress website and start writing about your skills, offering free downloads in exchange for your email address, and then once you've got a few dozen, start asking them how you might be able to help. And, better still, hang out on the Warrior Forum, a superb place for finding out how to get started. If you have any questions, please do fill in your details on this page (or at the bottom, in the comments section).
Wishing you every success as you build your online empire,
Please add your comments & questions here!
"I'd heard about Dez Futak doing 'something on the internet', so I thought I'd find out for myself. Well, when I Googled his name this morning just to check, I discovered 7 pages of links with his name, so I guess what he's doing must be working!"
So how do you brand your business online?
The best way is by leveraging what the technologies behind the internet to help amplify the effect of your own content creation.
Most businesses now recognise that this is of paramount importance in the increasingly transparent world of the internet.
How do you want your business or personal presence to be perceived by others?
Increasingly, the first place people are going to find out about you is online. It's the natural thing to do.
In order to maximize the chance that they'll find information about you that you want them to know, you must be putting out content regularly, through many different channels.
I was shocked (I shouldn't have been really) to find a freelance job being advertised this morning, where the main task was to use "Astroturfing" techniques against another company in order to tarnish its reputation.
Online reputation management, social media management and content creation are now longer a luxury for a select few large corporations.
Every business must now seriously consider how it wants to be known.
Gone are the days of simple Search Engine Optimization strategies – we now also have social media optimization, reputation optimization, and so on.
So how do you go about leveraging these online technologies?
Here are a few simple ways to leverage your existing content:
- Use Ping.fm to join together your social media accounts
- You can also use Pixelpipe to perform a similar function
- Join up your Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn accounts to cross post
- Use SocialOomph to time the release of blog posts and Tweets
- Use a video syndication service such as TubeMogul, Traffic Geyser or Content Buzz to magnify your media content in many different locations
There are, of course many other ways to amplify the effect of your dynamic content online, such as the use of WordPress plugins which automatically publish your content to RSS feeds, Web2.0 properties such as Squidoo and so on.
In fact, not a month now goes by without some new and clever traffic-getting tool popping up online, and from the ones I've seen so far, they all seem excellent.
So, the battle is on: either you are branding your business, or someone else will for you, whether you like it (perhaps because you've outsourced your social media management to them), or not.
But you can't just sit by and hope. You've got to act. And now would be as good a time as any…
The reason? Well, just as social media (Facebook & Twitter mostly) has become mainstream, so too will mobile marketing within a very short space of time.
You might already be using it for your business. If so, just say "Pah!" and move along to more important things now.
If you're not yet using mobile marketing – which can include QR codes – then I reckon your business will be missing out big time, not too far in the future from now.
Oh, by the way, if you're still not using Twitter & Facebook (AND YouTube in my opinion), then you should also stop reading now. Get on the phone and give me a call, and I'll show you how you can create a simple Facebook fanpage for free.
So, then, what's all the fuss about QR codes?
Well, about 6 months back, I was passing an Estate Agents (or Real Estate 'shop', if you're not from the UK & reading this!).
And it had a QR code attached to the shop window.
So why would a place advertising Real Estate do that then?
Well, if you have a smartphone (and in N America approx. 29% or so people now have one1), you are – at least at the present time – 72% likely to respond to the presence of a QR code in a newspaper, shop window, or some other form of advertising, according to a recent QR usage survey2.
So what does that mean for you, if you run a business?
Obviously, a big opportunity.
With smart phones rapidly becoming the norm within the next few years, you are at a big advantage if you can position your business at the head of the game.
And I haven't even begun to talk about ways to combine QR codes, SMS short codes and email marketing into a seamless sales funnel yet.
And how about combining all THAT with your Facebook Fan Page, Twitter feed and YouTube channel?
You have got those, right?
If not, maybe we should have a conversation, (or Tweet or text!).
I'll be detailing more ideas that you can steal from this site soon, so stay tuned!
Lastly, if you want to make one of those pretty patterns above, visit the QR Code Generator page now.
I’ve just been playing around with a very cool new search engine called Blekko.
It’s currently in Beta, but it has a lot of very cool functionality that, although you can find within Google if you try looking hard enough, it’s very easy to use.
Namely, Blekko (rhymes with Gekko??!) allows you to create your own slashtags and save them.
Also, you can delete searches as spam…something that is appearing within Google, I agree.
But one thing that Blekko gives you very easily that Google doesn’t is a very accessible and comprehensive analytics functionality, so you can look at inbound links, compate websites’ SEO, and so on.
Now again, Google does offer this via its own Analytics engine, and I agree with you if you tell me that Google’s offering is more detailed and flexible, but you can’t do market research so quickly, and much of the analytics intelligence isn’t easily available to the end user in the way that it is with Blekko.
So from my perspective as a marketer, I’m pretty much sold out on Blekko being a terrific marketing tool that I can use to help me when I’m seeking to understand marketing.
Probably the best thing I like about Blekko, and it’s something that is touted quite strongly in the demo video on the company’s website, is that being able to actively search for just certain categories is a snitch with the new search engine.
Foe example, if I want information about the Nokia N900, I can specify:
n900 /tech – for technology information
n900 /shopping – if I want to buy one
(Actually, I’m only guessing about the shopping slashtag, but it’s pretty certain that it’s going to be an option!).
In case you haven’t watch the video above, do make sure you do, as it overviews much of what I’ve written here.
So is Blekko yet another example of a technological game-changer? I think so.
What say you (comment below!)
Today I'm going to let you know all about one of the coolest pieces of software I have ever seen for managing and building an online business, called FusionHQ. It's perfect for non-techies and seasoned marketers because it requires no coding at all and is really simple to use.
So What is FusionHQ?
FusionHQ membership sites…
Hosted on Your own Server:
Here’s a recent example of a video embedded with Easy Video Player 2:
The actual video is on the Web Video Explosion website, which is running FusionHQ – a very powerful marketing platform which allows me to generate websites, sales funnels, "launch trees", affiliate campaigns, and much more.
I’ll be showing you more about both these tools over the next few weeks, giving you a "sneak peak" on how they are used, and how to build sales & marketing funnels using them both.
(PS The links to FusionHQ & Easy Video Player 2 are affiliate links, so I will get paid money if you subsequently buy either of the products through my links. I highly recommend both, and am using both on my online marketing).
Notes of Local Video Marketing Training Videos
- As usual, it’s a very good idea to leave your preconceptions behind: video marketing allows for creativity in what you do, as I exemplify by the social media savvy ice cream van example.
- You don’t need a significant budget; a flip camera of Kodak Zi8 will be more than adequate in terms of producing good quality films in daylight conditions
- One of the keys to success in video marketing is the ability to integrate your videos with social media platforms like Faceboo, and syndicate your content to many different locations.
- In order to maximize the chance of your video getting seen, make sure you take advantage of using keywords with postcodes in the title, as this will attract buyers.
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Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age – Session III. New Learning Designs
Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age – Session IV: Teachers for a Digital Age
Summary of Videos
- The technology of 2010 provides all of us with the ability to learn in a way that has never previously been possible
- Schools need to become part of an inter-connected network of learning that is seen as a seemless whole
- Early language development is one of the keys to undergird any significant shift forward in facilitating this interconnectivity
- There is a systemic friction between the innovative use that many teachers want to use in the classroom, and the pressures they feel to comply with externally-imposed, and sometimes anachronistic validation
- Schools in their current set-up cannot expect to survive much longer in the current ‘airplane’ mode of learning (ie all face the front, listen to the annoucements, switch off your digital media..the plane is about to take off, driven by the sage on the stage) and at the same time produce the kind of flexible, adaptive and inter-connected citizens for the Twety First century
- Governments must change the way they validate activity in schools (effectively assessing innovation and creativity, collaboration, inter-dependence for example).
More information on the videos
- Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age
- Day 1: Opening Panel: Recapturing Our Innovation Edge: America’s Urgent Education Challenge – Linda Darling-Hammond, Joel I. Klein, Mitchell Kapor, Jonathan F. Miller, Kavitark Shriram
- Day 1: Dinner keynote: Geoff Canada
- Day 2: Session I. The Next Revolution in Learning: How Digital Culture is Shaping Where and How Children Learn – Gary E. Knell, Mizuko Ito, James Steyer, Reed Hastings
- Day 2: Session II. Literacy 2.0: Creative Strategies to Prepare 21st Century Learners – Nichole Pinkard, Benjamin Bederson, Allison Druin, Karen Cator, Marissa Mayer, Daniel Russell
- Day 2: Session III. New Learning Designs: Scaling Innovation to Reverse the Dropout Crisis – Jason Levy, Larry Rosenstock, Katie Salen, Rey Ramsey
- Day 2: Session IV: Teachers for a Digital Age: New Strategies to Transform Practice – Anthony S. Bryk, Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, Marshall (Mike) S. Smith, Ellen Moir, Esther Wojcicki
- Day 2: Closing Panel: Breakthrough Ideas to Drive Student Success: Action Steps for the Nation – Blair Levin, Jim Shelton, Barbara Chow, Susan Gendron, Elliot Schrage, Kathy Hurley
- the blog that different participants contributed entries. & Using Alternative Assessment Models to Empower Youth-directed Learning