Hello and welcome to something strange…it’s another Friday blog posting!
Today I don’t have a newsletter for you, but I do have something just as good. A few weeks ago I was interviewed by Graham Cox as part of his “Auction Aces” series of eBooks.
I won’t spoil it for you but we discussed everything from List Building to Attending Seminars. I don’t want to sound like I’m blowing my own trumpet but I do think it’s a very good read, and to be honest, there’s a lot more content in there than you’d find in one of my newsletters – My newsletters are usually 2 pages in MS Word, this interview is 14 pages in length.
The eBook is free, but best of all it comes with resale rights and is totally re-brandable! That means you can brand the links within the eBook to earn you commissions for my Boomerang List Builder software, and my D9 Hosting service.
Click here to download the brandable version - I don’t even need you to opt-in
Let me know what you think of the interview!
This year promises to be bigger and better than last time with
thousands of free products to be downloaded, the doors have just
opened and will close again at the end of April so you will need
to be quick.
My advice would be to set up a new email account with either hotmail
or gmail and then download as many gifts as you can throughout the
The site will be incredibly busy for the next few days so you may
need to copy/paste the link into your browsers address bar if it
doesn’t load first time.
Also, one quick tip from me. Last year I downloaded so much software
that I lost most of it on my PC, make sure you keep each item that
you download in it’s own individual folder so you don’t lose it!
Everything is 100% free of charge so you have nothing to lose.
The Secrets Of “Free” Giveaways
Hello everyone and welcome to this weeks newsletter. This week I will be looking at the secrets behind the “Free” giveaways that I’m sure you will have seen on your Internet travels. If you are unsure what I mean by “Free” Giveaway websites, take a look at the screenshot below; the websites all follow the same format:
These giveaways range to anything from Free Websites, Free Graphics and Free e-Books. The websites all work in the same way and were the brain child of top IM Guru Mike Filsaime, Mike created his “Butterfly Marketing” package to the public last year and since then these sites have been springing up all over the web! Mike has made well over $1,000,000 from this method and recently released a “Butterfly Marketing Manuscript” that shows in detail how to make these sites work.
Now that I have given you a brief history lesson lets take a look at exactly how these websites make money!
As you can see, once you visit the website you will usually see a brief sales page telling you about the free products on offer. Then when you scroll down the page you will be asked to enter your name and email address to collect your free gifts.
It sounds almost too good to be true doesn’t it? BUT why would these successful webmasters and Internet marketers be giving away all of their top products for free, what’s in it for them? Hopefully in this newsletter I will be able to answer that question for you.
The first thing to notice is that before you can get anything for free, you are asked to enter your email address. That’s the first thing the webmaster gets from you, entering your email address automatically subscribes you to the webmasters mailing list so they can send you further offers or promotions. That’s the first thing they are getting out of the “free” giveaway, I often set up a free email address at hotmail or yahoo and use it solely for joining these giveaway sites.
The second, and probably the most important part of the giveaway happens after you submit your email address. Instead of being taken to the free gifts page you will see a “One Time Offer” or OTO as they are often known. These offers are supposed to be special products, at a discount price that as the name suggests, you will only see ONCE! To be able to get your free gifts you need to scroll all the way through the sales page and either purchase the OTO or click on a small link at the bottom of the page that says “No Thanks”. Don’t be put off by these offers though, granted some will be crap but others really will be great offers that you won’t be able to find anywhere else so it is always a good idea to read through the sales pages.
After you have got past the OTO page you will then be taken to your members are where you can download the free products you were offered on the first page of the site. However, that’s not all! You will then be able to see a link that says, “Affiliates”. If you click on the link you will be given a unique affiliate link that allows you to promote the product for the webmaster, if any OTO sales are made then you will get a commission paid directly into your affiliate account.
My Personal Opinion
Now that you know exactly what the webmaster is getting from these “Free” giveaways you might think twice before you sign up to any of the sites, HOWEVER please read this section carefully, I will be giving you my own personal thoughts about the giveaway sites.
Please don’t think that I am putting down any of these sites, I still think they are a great way of obtaining top quality products for free. The problem at the moment is that these sites seem to be springing up left right and centre, all of the genuinely good giveaways seem to be getting lost amongst the crap!
Let’s take a look at one of the best giveaways I have come across. The giveaway belongs to John “Planetsms” Thornhill and is called Free Monthly Websites. As part of Johns giveaway you receive a FREE brand new google adsense website each and every month. When you sign up for the giveaway you will also see his OTO, at the time of writing he is giving you the chance to own every adsense website he has ever created in the past for a discount “One Time” price. I can honestly say his giveaway is worth signing up for, if only for the OTO alone!
However, compare that with other giveaways that will be offering you a small selection of worthless e-Books for your email address and it’s probably not worth it. If you are careful and only sign up to those giveaway sites that offer real value then you can still find some great deals.
To help you I decided to add some of the best free giveaway sites to my Blog. If you look to the links at the top of the page you will see a section called “Free Offers“, if you visit that page you can see a small selection of the good giveaway sites with a brief description. I also added a contact form page so you can get in touch with me, so as always if you have any comments on this week’s newsletter, or if you would like your giveaway site added to the page leave a comment or drop me an email.
Until next week,
We all love Free e-Books! Here are some new e-Books created by friends of mine. If you have any comments on any of the e-Books feel free to post!
To download the e-Books click on the images below.