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Infectious Reports

Recently I have been busy with branded reports.

I have created a couple of reports myself and put inside some affiliate links that others can re-brand.

I have also edited a few existing reports and made them brandable too.

Whilst I was doing it I thought it would be a good idea to make a free membership site and add any future reports to it.

I also created a viral bundle which has 2 squeeze pages a sales page and a thank you page. The branding process is slightly different than what I have used before and instead of having a report which you run through branding software it is all done online.

How the branding process works for my new reports is easy once you have done it once or twice. Click a link, add your affiliate ID and then either download your branded report or give out a link to your report stored on my server.

My new site is at and you can help yourself to the reports which can help you get traffic, build your list and make some money.

Get into viral and spread yourself about.

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Giveaway Events For List Building

Recently I have joined a few giveaway events with mixed results.

I think they are a good way to increase your subscribers but there are just too many of them to keep track of. Even using the excellent Push Button Giveaways 2.0 which makes joining an event so easy, I still find I almost disappear up my own funnel at times.

Some of the larger events can be profitable for you if you get your gift near the first page but if you are on page 38 it can be a waste of time.

I decided to try out some smaller events and I think that you have a better chance of getting subscribers when your gift is not too far away from top spot. They work by rotating the gifts according to clicks sent to your link, so if you don’t promote the event you drop down the rankings.

Currently I am involved in a large mini event, if it can be described as such. There are 32 gifts on offer and some top marketers are vying for page one in an attempt to get maximum sign ups to their list.

Luckily for me, my gift started on page one and now it is game on to try to keep it there.

giftsClicking on the card will take you to the event whilst it is still live and there are some great gifts on offer.

I also have started to run my own events inside my Traffics Cool site which started life as a traffic site but has now grown to traffic and list building with a smattering of Internet Marketing stuff thrown in.

Actually, I think I have created a monster as it craves new content each month. There are over 100 reports which can be branded to help with traffic and list building and 3 separate courses from list building to personal and professional growth.

There are 10 free list building reports on offer just for becoming a free member and you can do that at It would be great to have you along as a member.


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List Building Free Report

Following on from the 3 Top Traffic Tips report which has the ability to go viral and earn you commissions, I decided to create another free report, this time about list building.

If you missed the traffic report you can get a copy at

If list building is what you are interested in you can get a copy of List Building 4 U at

I created the list building report using Omar and Melinda Martins excellent Speedy Profit Creator which if you get the Mac Daddy version you can easily create your own eBook with a few simple steps.

Check it out at

As my list building report is one which you can brand with your own personal details along with your affiliate links I was a little worried that the Speedy Profit Creator software wouldn’t be able to handle the branding.

It seemed to cope brilliantly with it and the only thing I could find was a bit of unwanted code in the re-branding part of Viral PDF.

Nothing drastic and a simple way to create an eBook.

OK, where do I go next?

Well that is a good question, even if I asked it myself!

My PDF Treble Top is about to have a ‘proper’ launch on 28th May and if any affiliates would like to jump onboard you are more than welcome. Promo stuff can be found at

I would dearly love to continue my idea of a newbie friendly membership site but I seem to be coming up with more ideas against it than for it.

Firstly, there are countless membership sites which offer similar training, secondly it is extremely time consuming to create a membership site that shows the complete newbie Internet Marketer everything they need to know and thirdly, I don’t have enough time to drive traffic to my current products nevermind a new membership site.

I recently purchased some membership sites to see if there was any potential in them and so far I haven’t got very far with them. Granted other stuff has gotten in the way and maybe it is not the sites fault but my lack of involvement with them.

My last two brandable reports have slightly promoted them but using giveaway reports of this nature can take some time as not everyone can see there is some benefit for them if they just brand them and give them away.

So it is a case of carry on regardless and maybe practising what I preach and doing some more traffic generation.

No one said it would be easy! :)

Another problem (a nice one) is that I have got one and a half eyes on my next holiday which is rapidly coming close. We are off on a boat again on the Norfolk Broads and I can’t wait.


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How To Build A List With No Website Or Hosting

I have recently been letting my subscribers know about the JV Giveaway events that I have entered in an attempt to increase my subscribers.

I had a reply from one subscriber who wondered how he could possibly start to build a list without having his own website or hosting.

It got me thinking and I set about finding a solution.

It didn’t take me long to work something out and hopefully my subscriber and anyone else in the same situation can now start their own list from scratch and at no cost.

It is not as though I mind spending money on tools to help me along in this business, but if you can get a service for free or cheaply then why not?

I have made a short video to give you a better idea of the process which is totally free to do. You can watch it here……
If you prefer written instructions then all you need to do is this 3 step process.
Get a free autoresponder here…. You can skip that part if you already have your own.
Get a gift with a ready made squeeze page here……
Join the Mothers Day giveaway here ……..
When you sign up, invite your Facebook friends and your Twitter followers to join up.
Sit back and wait for people to join your list.
That’s it so no excuses, once you see that it works just rinse and repeat.
If you are really quick you might still be able to join these two giveaway events…

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List Building – Is It Worth It?

If you are building a list or thinking about building one, you may well have heard that the money is in the list.

You may have also heard that whilst this is true the real money is in your relationship with your list.

These snippets will have to do us until someone comes along with another headline to entice us into their list building course.

I don’t think my title ‘List Building – Is It Worth It?’ will be the next big crowd puller and you might wonder why I am being so negative.

I ask the question because I only part know the answer.

Like any other Internet Marketer I am in the process of building my list. I follow the tried and tested methods to drag their email address off them kicking and screaming.

Well, hopefully they are not all kicking and screaming, but sometimes it seems like it!

I join JV Giveaways and have paid for solo ads and have a pop over to grab (annoy) my visitors on my blog.

I have produced my own product and started to build a list of buyers and everything is moving along nicely.

I use Aweber, which is highly recommended by lots of Internet Marketers and recently I thought I would see how much it will cost me when I get a huge list.

Currently if you have up to 500 subscribers it will cost you around $19 per month. You can go quarterly or yearly which makes it a bit cheaper.

Between 501 and 2,500 will cost you an extra $10 per month.

Between 2,501 and 5,000 will cost you an extra $30 per month.

Between 5,001 and 10,000 will cost you an extra $50 per month.

Between 10,001 and 25,000 will cost you an extra $130 per month and if you have more than 25,000 subscribers could you let us know how much it is as they don’t say.

Ok, now I will get to the point of this post. Is it worth it for someone to squeeze one more subscriber and reach 10,001?

Not that this conundrum will bother me for a while yet, but I like to plan in advance. :smile:

That one subscriber will cost you an extra $80 per month so they better be heavy spenders!

Do you do any form of list maintenance?

Is it not something us mere mortals should worry about? Once we join the elite, will our list make us that much money we won’t need to worry about it?

Do you always use double optin or do you have some lists that are single?

I should imagine that building a list of single optins is fraught with danger with false emails still counting on your account.

I am not a compulsive tracker and tester by any means so I can’t put accurate figures on it all, but I think every 6 months or so I will take stock of who is responding to my emails and cull the non responsive ones.

I have a feeling though, that it might not be quite as simple as that!

Any thoughts on a postcard please!



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Two of the most problematic areas for anyone online is getting traffic and building your list.

For the uninitiated, traffic is the term for website visitors and your list is simply a list of people who have signed up to receive information from you.

So, you have built your website and it is truly something to be proud of. ‘I have built it, they will come’

And you wait and wait and the floods of traffic you deserve fail to materialise.

Eventually, after checking your Google rankings on an hourly basis, your hours of forum marketing, blog posting, link swaps, traffic exchanges and social marketing begin to pay off.

You start to see your site stats creep up and you walk around with a spring in your step and a smile on your face.

Months go by and your visitors are on the increase, a Digg here and a Tweet there to tell everyone about your great content on your site.

Wow, this is easy. If all I have to do is write good unique content by the hour, Google will love my site and all searchers for my keywords will crash my server day after day.

Of course, creating good unique content daily is not as easy as it seems. Depending on what niche you are in you might not be able to produce unique content every day.

You remember that when you started out you were told you MUST add content to your site on a very regular basis. Depending on who you listened to this could be anything between 1 and 5 posts daily (for a blog).

A few years ago, it wouldn’t matter if you raided the article directories for content but nowadays you will find yourself dropping down the rankings quicker than (insert own analogy here) if you overdo it with the copycat content.

Google has decided that if you are not giving their searchers good relevant content then they will not show your site in the first few pages at best. At worst you could find your site completely de-listed if you don’t take action soon.

I have a number of auto blogs which didn’t seem to be doing too badly until recently. Now, I have to check my site rank with my Market Samurai software just to see how low they have gone.

It is just as well, I hadn’t put all my eggs in one basket and the ‘Rise and Fall’ of the Dave Whitworth empire will soon become the ‘Fall and Rise’.

It is just another confirmation that the steps I am now taking, and will be for the rest of my Internet career, will follow a tried and tested formula with only ethical activities being followed.

This blog will only have content that I have created or from trusted guest bloggers.

I apologise for going off on a tangent, but getting back to traffic and lists. It is better to get targeted traffic and a responsive list than it is to invite all the world to view your wares.

If you have 500 people interested in what you have to sell and 5000 people interested in what you have to give away, which do you think would be the most productive?

Now, I am not suggesting that you shouldn’t offer free stuff as an incentive to get people on your list as I am a great believer in the old saying ‘give and ye shall receive’.

I will get into how we go about getting targeted visitors and subscribers later.

Until then Best Regards






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