You’ve definitely seen opt-in freebies because they’re everywhere: it’s rare nowadays that there wouldn’t be an e-book, audio or video offered as a bonus for subscribing to an e-mail list. It’s not surprising, since almost all Internet marketers agree that these freebies increase the number of opt-ins, therefore you should definitely offer one. In fact, many of them even say that not offering a freebie is one of the biggest e-mail list building mistakes. However, only few people are aware that opt-in freebies might backfire. How does that happen and how to avoid it?
Natalie Sisson is the Founder of The Suit case Entrepreneur – a highly popular blog that shows entrepreneurs how to build a thriving online business they can run from anywhere. The focus is on creating freedom in business and adventure using online tools, social media and outsourcing to set up a portable business that allows you to live the lifestyle you desire. Natalie lives and breathes what she preaches which is why she’s able to take off to Africa this March to cycle 6,445km from Nairobi to Capetown. If you’d like to follow her journey and support her mission to raise $10,000 for WomenWin.org then head to The Ride of my life.
Okay, let’s get real, most of what’s written about making money online is a total BS!
That might sound a bit harsh, but, well, reality is harsh: one of the easiest ways to make money online is to teach people how to make money online, therefore many people who write about it write for search engines with the purpose to get some clueless visitors and sell them some worthless product. This makes things really complicated for people who actually want to learn how to build an honest, sustainable and successful online business. Where can you information that would actually be valuable in the niche that is filled with scams and worthless trash?
I’ve decided to help you solve this puzzle: here are three of my favorite blogs about online marketing from which I’ve learned a lot. Read more…
Benny runs one of the most popular language hacking blogs, Fluent In 3 Months , where he shares his language learning tips. Benny is travelling for nine years, eight of which was non-stop. He also speaks eight languages and claims that everyone can learn to speak in a new language in 3 months. Benny really walks his talk, since he is often doing “language learning missions”, which means moving to a new country and learning the language in three months. He’s now in Taiwan, learning Mandarin.
Lea Woodward is an online entrepreneur. She’s the founder of LocationIndependent.com, StartupTrainingSchool.com and helps other entrepreneurs and those aspiring to be find and follow their own paths online and off, in business and in life.
Agota’s note: Lea coined the phrase “location independent”. How cool is that?! :D
Who am I?
I’m Maneesh Sethi, a 24 year old Stanford dropout from California. who’s been traveling to exotic locations for over four years. Since 2007, I’ve:
- Lived in and learned the languages of Italy,
Spain, Argentina, Brazil, and India.
- Founded an NGO in India that raised $5000 to build a library and computer lab for a poor village in India. (SaveThem.net)
- Had a sandwich named after me in Florence,Italy.
- Built a completely passive business, outsourced with several virtual assistants, that runs on fewer than four hours of work per week.