I love reading rag mags because they always have interesting advertising in them. Check out this one I just saw…
I would split test the CTA and try sending people to a review site 😀
Cashflow is king. If you are still waiting for checks to come in from your affiliate networks and wanna hustle up some money on the side, consider providing a unique service to your local market!
Maybe you are decent at building websites (you don’t have to be PRO, just decent). Simply put an ad on Facebook in your local area targeting parents with an offer to teach their children how to build websites. See how people respond.
You can use Facebook’s new category targeting and choose Parents with kids between whatever ages.
Maybe you are badass on the guitar. Do some guitar lessons for the kids.
Perhaps you rock at graphic design.
Price accordingly. Whip up a simple landing page and ask them to call you or whatever.
The opportunities are endless. Whatever you are good at it, offer it up. Not only can you earn some money, it’s a great way to meet people in your local area, plus you can be like a mentor and shit! Who knows, Papa Bear may be so impressed with you that he’ll hit you up and introduce you to his hot niece 😉
This is definitely not for everybody, but if you are struggling with AM and are good at something (skateboarding, surfing, math, video editing, WHATEVER) you can provide that service to people in your area. With Facebook’s targeting options, it’s pretty damn easy to show your ads to the right kind of people. Then use the money you make to fund your campaigns.
If you haven’t seen Shoemoney’s “Soup To Nuts” Guide on Facebook Advertising, watch it here. Facebook advertising is amazing for these kinds of local services. He even shows an example of how he killed it on DENTIST leads. And everybody hates to go to the dentist! Facebook Ads is that good for these kinds of things.
Why try and find a job when you can create your own?
I just installed WordPress Mobile Edition (the only plugin that worked flawlessly the first time around) so you can now browse TPC on your smartphone while you’re bored and waiting for the train – or just sitting on the can 😀
If it doesn’t work properly for your smart phone, leave a comment with your make and model and I’ll add that to the plugin.
That looks like a great headline to test on a landing page or in a PPC ad. You can adapt it to fit whatever: “How to _____ quickly and easily without going broke or insane”. There are a SHITLOAD of subreddits on Reddit.com – surely you’ll be able to find relevant ones. If not, you can always search via the Goog with the site: operator for something more specific.
What could be any better? Well, it gets even better.
You get to read all the OBJECTIVE comments from users about specific topics in the category/thread you are researching. (Twitter is also good for this.)
If you are in the dating market, you can find a thread that talks about the different dating sites and SEE exactly what people think of it, with nothing held back. And from a reasonably intelligent person. These threads are filled with OBJECTIONS (why somebody wouldn’t sign up and convert), and you can address them in your ads in order to overcome them. Go check it out for yourself: Reddit.com
UPDATE: Total FAIL on my part. The service I am referring to in this post is actually KISSinsights, not Kissmetrics like I originally posted.
Just the other day I was browsing when I saw an ad for a service that I may be interested in. I clicked on the pricing options page to get a feel for how much this thing was going to cost.
But the price wasn’t there.
Completely out of the way. Not in the way at all. Seeing this, I answered by saying “unclear pricing”. It didn’t send me to a thank you page or anything, so it wouldn’t distract from conversions.
Just like I did.
And you can use that info to create way better landing pages.
Surveying your visitors is nothing new. But KissInsights is probably the cleanest (and easiest) way to implement it.
It’s pretty cheap too. The $29/month plan should do the trick for most people. And there is a 30-day free trial which doesn’t require your credit card to sign up. Check it out.