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Online Marketing Tips Podcast: The Online Jigsaw Puzzle

This is the first installment of the Online Marketing Tips weekly Podcast (that’s a mouthful!).

I will be providing online marketing tips for those of you that do not have time to sit down and read this stuff, but are interested in how you actually go about the process of successfully marketing a product service or opportunity online.

Some of the online marketing tips that I will be covering will be selecting a URL or unique domain name, setting up a blog, article marketing, video marketing, promoting your sites, social media and much more!

Download the podcast below and look for upcoming videos and articles.


On the Lookout for Blogging Tips for Generating Traffic and Building an Audience

I scour the Internet quite a bit and read many different bloggers and online marketers and I am always interested in blogging tips for traffic and long-term audience development because…

…well…because I want to develop traffic and a long-term audience. Duh.

So how do we do this?

The following list will get you off to a great start.

10 Blogging Tips for Generating Traffic and Creating a Long-term Audience:

  1. Post links to blog posts in niche forums
  2. Write articles on high credibility/authority article directories with links back to your blog
  3. Sign up to facebook groups and post links to your blog articles/posts
  4. Post links on other social media sites
  5. Create web 2.0 sites with links back to your blog
  6. SEO – make sure your posts are optimized for the search engines
  7. Comment on relevant blogs
  8. Create content relevant to your niche
  10. Create good content that provides value (a lot of value)

There area  few other methods and techniques that I would incorporate, but the list above will be an excellent place to start and will provide a strong foundation for your blog to reach a lot of people within your niche and will help you become a recognized figure within your niche community.

Notice that in the above list #9 is in all caps and that is because consistency in your posting is extremely important. Not only will your consistent posting produce results with the search engines, but it will also give your readers a “schedule” of sorts, they will know that they can return every few days and find more information they can use posted on your blog.

Here’s an MP3 file that you can download that will go over just a few methods for generating a lot of traffic to your blog and developing a large, long-term audience that will (hopefully!) join you in business, buy something from you or subscribe to something you have!

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ZNZ Big Cash

znz big cashWhat is ZNZ Big Cash?

I have talked about the different ZNZ programs, ZNZ One and ZNZ Big Cash, and people are still wondering just exactly what they are.

Simply put, these ZNZ programs (ZNZ is short for Zip Nada Zilch) are referral programs where by a person that is qualified to promote these referral systems earn money each time someone they refer completes the sign up process. The commission for the ZNZ One program is $20 and the commission for the Big Cash program is typically $60 – $84 (depends on the monthly special).

Qualifying for the ZNZ Big Cash System

So how do you qualify for this money generation program? Simple.

Step 1 – Go to the site and select your prize. I recommend that you select PayPal.

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Step 2 – You register for the big cash system by signing up to the program using an email address (I suggest you get an email address specifically for the znz programs)

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Make Sure the Referral Id is 229355

Step 3 – Fill out your profile information. If you  have already signed up for another program like the ZNZ One opportunity then your information will auto-fill.

Step 4 – Select trial offers to try by going to the “offers” area of the site.

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You can select the offers by cost if you are looking for the most inexpensive offers first.

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This is it! Once you select enough offers to participate in that will provide you with enough credits to equal 1.00 credit, you are done! You must stick with the offer for 80% of the trial period, but once you do that, you can cancel your account. This tactic will enable you to sign up for the znz big cash program (or any other program offered by zip nada zilch) and become eligible for promoting this opportunity for free or inexpensively.

Marketing the ZNZ Big Cash Program

A lot of folks send me messages asking me how to market the ZNZ Big Cash program. Many people have seen different videos on the Internet and have seen different blog posts and articles where the marketer discusses how they are making thousands of dollars a week with a few classified ad posts.

This is a lie!

Marketing the ZNZ Big Cash program, for me anyway, is like marketing any other online income generating program. I typically will set up blogs, write articles and produce videos.

Yes, there are many ways to promote the ZNZ programs and I have at one time or another engaged in most of these techniques, but I still rely on the three main methods mentioned above.


Because they work! First and foremost, the methods I use work the problem most people have with them is that they are not designed for quick results plus you are going to have to promote these methods as well.

For example: If I produce a video then I have to push the URL for the video or my channel on the social media sites, with other articles or videos, where ever.

So why do I do this, why do I promote many different forms of media?

When using blogs, videos and articles to market the ZNZ Big Cash program I have a sales platform that will be around for many, many months or even many years! This is a big deal. The more of these types of things I have out there the more things I have out there passively marketing. Using this strategy I can make hundreds (or even thousands) of technological sales cogs in a rather large marketing/sales machine.

I have videos and articles that have been around for months or even years that are STILL promoting my sites, products and services and I promote not only the ZNZ One and ZNZ Big Cash programs this way, but EVERYTHING that I market online! That’s the key folks, that’s my secret!

What To Market

So now that you know how I market the ZNZ Big Cash program, what part of it do I market, that is to say, what URL or site do I promote?

znz big cashPrimarily, I promote my YouTube channel and a ZNZ capture page through a free marketing system known as the Internet Payday System. I have used the Internet Payday System for quite some time now and while I am not nearly satisfied as I would be with my own system, it IS free, which really means there is no immediate out of pocket expense.


…in the last month or two I have noticed changes with the IPS that includes a lack of notification of new applicants to the capture page. I have plenty of visitors still, but I am getting no indication of who is signing up and what their email address is. This is motivating me to develop my own system and to show others how to do the same.

As a new marketer though, what will you market?

I recommend that you market the Internet Payday System capture page and to do this by setting up a blog, setting up a video channel and making videos, writing articles, posting to social media and posting links in free classified ad pages like craigslist, backpage, usfreeads, etc. You can find a complete list by clicking here.

Does ZNZ Big Cash Really Work?

Does the ZNZ One and Big Cash programs really work?

They absolutely do! I have made a lot of money with these two simple programs and am continuing to generate income with both of them. The secret to all of this is being persistent and consistent with my postings and my content creation. I use a few marketing tools, but for the most part I stay busy promoting and creating content and you will have to as well.

Incentive To Sign Up For the ZNZ Big Cash Program – $30 Rebate to YOU!

Other than the initial incentive of generating an income from home, I offer an additional reason to sign up with the ZNZ Big Cash program with me (id 229355) and that is this:

For those that sign up to the ZNZ Big Cash program through my referral id number, 229355, and then go on to complete the trial offers to a point of achieving 1.00 credit with the program I will send $30 to through PayPal.

I will also make sure that I will provide some initial training that will allow you to start marketing your program online immediately following your qualifying to promote these programs.

So, you will receive the rebate along with the guidance needed to make money from home yourself…what else could be easier?

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Sign up today and get going with ZNZ One and ZNZ Big Cash!


The Best Traffic Generation Tip I Can Pass On

People are always writing blog posts and writing an article or two about the best possible traffic generation tip or tips out there and while a lot of the information is spot on, much of it is a copied version of some other marketers observations or a creation out of thin air without very much research in support of it.

I have even produced content in this manner, but have spent the last few months observing what has really worked for me as a part-timer.


Yep, I had an opportunity to make quite a bit of money going “back to work” with some old partners of mine and I took it thinking all along that I would come back to my online business efforts in a few years and retiring somewhere secluded and beautiful with my wife (sounds like a tasty dream!)

With all of that said, I am happy to report on the best traffic generation tip that I have seen that has given me a leg up and helped keep me at the higher levels of traffic generation (my traffic stats have actually improved since I have been less active).

The Best Traffic Generation Tip Ever!

OK, the first tip that I can pass on, the one that really works, the one tip I can actually title the best traffic generation tip is…


I don’t know how else to say this, but if you are not creating content on a consistent basis then you may as well throw the towel in now.

With a new blog, you need to post an article, a video, an audio….SOMETHING….every few days – especially when you first start the blog. After you have been around a bit and have created some content on your blog then you may tone it down a bit posting once or twice a week, but whatever you do, do not stop creating and posting that content!

The search engines…and of course I am basically referring to Google here…love active blogs and websites and reward those of us that are active with higher rankings in the SERPs. That should be enough of a reason for you to get out there and post in a consistent manner focusing on getting something out there three times or more per week!

So I just wrote that you should be posting three times (or more) a week and it just occurred that some of you may want to actually have a schedule of some sort to follow, so here goes nothing…

Month 1 to 3 – Post 3 to 5 times per week every week! Make sure you do some keyword research in order to get noticed on the search engines.

Month 3+ – Make sure you are posting AT LEAST once a week, but 2 to 3 times a week would be better. The key at this stage is to make sure that your content is very good, very informative and very valuable to your readers. The first month or two was for the search engines, but now is the time where you need to really turn it up a notch for your readers and this is also where you want to start building up your audience.

Months 6+ – Continue posting at least once a week. Support your site with articles, videos and podcasts….basically anything that you can get out there that will offer value. Offer value in the content you post – that’s another traffic generation tip that I will go over in subsequent articles.

 Traffic Generation Tip Number Two: Be Active

Do you currently follow a blog of any sort? If so, don’t you like “new stuff” on there?

Of course you do, and YOUR audience, the one you are building are no different and this brings us to my traffic generation tip number two…BE ACTIVE! If you are building a site that you use to teach people a new skill or many skills then it is probably a good idea to put updated information on the site in order to maintain the interest of your current readers.

Yes, it’s great to continue to attract new audience members, but do  not alienate those that have been with you for a while already – make sure you are developing new content for your readers.

If you are going to talk about traffic generation then make sure you explain a new traffic generation method every week or two. Compel your readers to read and to follow you! One of the best ways to accomplish all of this is to stay active. Post, post, post.

You don’t have to write a new article every single day, but post something that is worthwhile…it could even be a link to another site that you have found discussing information that is critical to your niche.

If you produce a new video, post it on your site as well as your channel.

Simple Methods to Stay on Top

A traffic generation tip like those listed above seem pretty simple, but I have found that simplicity is the best rule of thumb when it comes to marketing. Keep it simple. There is no need to complicate things.

People want information and they want it in a convenient and consistent manner. Give your audience good information they can use and try to over deliver in that area as well.

If you follow the two steps above when getting your blog started, you WILL see results within a few weeks in the numbers of folks that come by as well as the results you will start to see in the SERPs. Keep it simple…a traffic generation tip that really works.



Update on Where I’ve Been!

OK, I’ll admit it… I’m getting a little bit lazy!

Yep, that’s right, I haven’t been posting here as often as I have in the past, nor as often as I should be!

So I wanted to throw out right quick what is going on with the marketing training, my own marketing, znz and some other “stuff!”

First, I am currently working on version 2.0 for the Elite Marketing Systems Group (EMSG). I will be putting up a LOT of training with videos and will (hopefully!) be conducting some classes pretty soon as well!

EMSG is a very important part of what I am attempting here on the Internet and I am still pretty psyched about where we are headed. I am working on some other products and training packages, so I may have something along those lines pretty soon to offer folks – watch out for it all!

Next, I obviously have slacked off a bit on my own marketing and part of that has to do with the fact that I had some people that provided enough temptation (yes, money) for me to go back into the offline world and do that whole plumbing contractor thing. What can I say? Money talks…sometimes very loudly!

I promise that I am not done here, I love marketing online and I enjoy having money show up at my mailbox or PayPal account!

ZNZ is still going very strong and I am currently putting together a site that will encompass a sign up process, a training process that will show members how to create their very own marketing systems! Who knows, maybe I can change some personal economies out there!

Other programs are still in the works and I will be releasing info soon, but for now… Stay tuned for the next phase of EMSG and get started today on your own thing! Remember to be consistent.

See you at the top!