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I'm at a fork in the road. I will have $300 to invest

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by uncharted88, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. uncharted88

    uncharted88 Newbie

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    Hey all. First of all... Wow! I wish I found this forum before I paid $3,000 for the Morrison affiliate workshop. I'll make a post about that later.

    (Remember I'm a newbie!)

    So here's my question: I'm trying to promote my Empower blog. I haven't done well with PPC. I invested $50 in facebook ads, got around 90 clicks, and no converts, and hardly any email submits. (At this time I did not have a fan page.) I split tested with a total of 8 ads all direct linking to a few landing pages.

    Recently, I've been going the CL route and have obtained around 80 emails, with three conversions.

    As you read in the title, I have $300 dollars to invest in advertising... Should I invest in outsourced blog posts, or should I invest in more PPC?

    Another Question: The EN blog is pretty much wordpress as most of you probably know.... what would happen if I treated it like a tumblr and posted pics everyday? Would that defeat the purpose because it's a "word based" blog?

    Constructive Criticism and words of wisdom-ism please!

    Thank you.

    -Uncharted
     
  2. 2011nfl

    2011nfl Supreme Member

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    Media Buying is pretty hot right now from what I've heard. That may be your best route
     
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  3. afzal

    afzal Registered Member

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    I would write a bunch of original articles yourself and get a VA for a month to create web 2.0's, link pyramids, social bookmark your site and articles, create Wikis, create videos to upload to Youtube etc, do some guest blogs to niche relevant sites etc, etc. Within a month you should have lots of organic traffic and should be ranking much better. Good luck!
     
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    Try and set up a decedent landing page and try some PPC marketing.
     
  5. goose8808

    goose8808 Registered Member

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    Empower blog, like empower network? Does that actually make money? I did it for a while; and it seemed like one big gigantic upsell; there never seemed to be the promise of payoff.
     
  6. uncharted88

    uncharted88 Newbie

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    Thanks everyone. I have a lot of research to do!

    Afzal- Could you link me to a couple of your favorite solid posts from this forum regarding pyramid linking and VAs?

    --- Of course i'm going to do my own research, but anything and everything helps!

    Goose- yup. The empower network. I've made three sales via Craigslist. I would like to get traffic elsewhere though.

    Again- Would it be beneficial to post ... let's say 20 images per post on my Empower (wordpress) blog?
     
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    jaismin Newbie

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    Better way is to make landing page and do some ppc.
     
  8. misterkt

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    Agreed! I tried empower network about 6 months ago when it first started and i would agree that it is pretty much a huge upsell, at least at the $20 blogging system level. The audios and videos they tell you to listen to have no real value its just a guy trying to tell you reasons why you need to move up to the next level. I think that the reason why you may be having trouble converting people is because they are not getting enough value upfront to want to move on with this program. Try building a landing page that offers some kind of free lesson on how people can be successful with this program or any making money type of business before you ask them to pay for something
     
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