Monday, March 13, 2006

I Love a Bargain

Internet Marketing for Newbies- A Series of Articles Written from a Newbies Perspective

I Love a Bargain

If you've tried to market Affiliate products, you've undoubtedly
discovered Clickbank--the wonderful world of ebooks! And if you're a person driven by curiosity, you've probably invested loads of money into purchasing many of these ebooks so that you could learn how to make all kinds of money on the Internet from all the experts out there! I can't tell you how many that I personally own and have purchased at full price before I discovered CBMall.

But now I've figured out how to get all the ebooks I want at a huge discount on the absolutely best, one of a kind, topnotch Affiliate Program ever invented!

It's called CBmall (the CB stands for Clickbank),and it is an
unbelievably brilliant idea. It's a mall offering a selection of the top-selling, most popular products on the Clickbank network. These are the best of the best. These are the products that Clickbank browsers are searching to buy. And they are all available at CB Mall which comes complete with its very own SEARCH ENGINE.

So now, instead of signing up through Clickbank to promote one Affiliate program, you can sign up through the CBmall and promote them all at once.

CBmall provides you with all kinds of Affiliate support. They give you ready made links,ads and lots of free advice and courses. But that's not the only benefit of the CBmall.

CBmall's automation is amazing:
- No html required - you don't even need a web site
- TONS of support and marketing ideas to help, including
ready made ads and links
- All the support you need and a real live person who
answers your emails
- Clickbank handles all the credit card processing
- Newsletters and eCourses are provided for you that make
YOU money from your traffic
- Automated income streams all over the place
- Two tier Affiliate program- make money while others do the
work for you.

And that's the beautiful part. CBmall does virtually all the work. All you need to do is drive some traffic. The mall does the rest. And the cool part is that once people are shopping in the mall for one product, they often go on to buy another.

It's easy to sign up for their free Course called: "15 Powerful Ways CBmall Makes You Money". This course details the power and sophistication behind CBmall. You'll soon see why Cbmall represents a new trend in Affiliate programs. Visit:

Or, if you'd like to visit one of the "stores" to see what all the
excitement is about...for example the one with all the latest on ezines and how to get your articles published for free go to:

But my favorite part is that I can shop in my own mall now, and get all the ebooks I want at a discounted price through my own Affiliate link! I love a bargain!

You may also want to sign up for the FREE CB Mall Newsletter to
investigate for yourself the quality of the information that Jeff
provides. This will give you the opportunity to become familiar with the power of the CB Mall. Just go here to sign up to start receiving your very informative newsletter, I just love getting my next e-mail from Jeff, I know that there will be lots of great stuff to read.

My guest author this week is, I'm sure you have guessed by now, Jeff Mulligan. The article was written on 2003 and is as relevant and timely today as it was then. I hope that you enjoy, and read on!!

Where is Your Phone Number?
> by Jeff Mulligan (C) 2003

There is probably a major problem lurking on your sales > page right now. And it could be hurting your profits. Experts agree that one of the most important factors in a successful website is credibility. This frequently translates into the credibility of the site owner. People are more likely to buy from somebody they
believe in.

Is your website as credible as it could be? People judge credibility by many subtle factors. Does the design of the site look professional? Is the site well written? Are there typos and grammar errors strewn throughout the site? Is the author believable? Does the author have experience in this market or with this product? These are all important factors.

We also know that a strong guarantee is a key part of a successful
sales page. Taken one step further, the reader needs to believe he will actually get a refund if requested. And herein often lies a major inconsistency. Look at your sales page and ask yourself: Who is standing behind the product? What do you provide for contact information?

If there is only an e-mail address, or worse yet, no contact
information at all, then you do not have a believable guarantee.
If you want someone to believe that you stand behind your product you need to be reachable. Put your complete contact information on your web site. I'm not just talking about an e-mail address. Consider adding your snail mail address and even, dare I say, your phone number.

At first, I worried about using this approach. I feared getting calls at all hours of the night. I worried about getting overwhelmed. But, I reasoned, I could always remove the phone number if it became a problem.

Turns out, having my phone number on the site is a blessing. I have made dozens of sales because I have been available to answer one or two simple questions from a prospect. I now look at each telephone call as an opportunity to help someone solve their problem and, frequently, earn their business.

I have received numerous comments from customers saying that one of the reasons they purchased is because they can tell there is a real person standing behind this business. The fact it is, I only get about one or two phone calls a day. And my sites have thousands of visitors every day.

In summary, take a look at your own sales page or contact page with a critical eye. Do you look like just another anonymous web site? Or is there a person there; ready, willing and able to help. The answer to these questions may have a lot to do with your conversion rates.

At the very least, test putting your phone number on your web site. Even if your web business is part time, with a good voice mail system you will sound professional and you can return phone calls when you are able.

Try this credibility improvement. And see if it doesn't improve your sales.

Resource Box:
Jeff Mulligan has an MBA and 20+ years of marketing experience as an ad agency Senior VP and VP Marketing for two software companies, one of which was publicly traded. Jeff owns CBmall, a site that provides 15 different ways for ClickBank affiliates to earn income on thousands of popular InfoProducts.

I hope that you enjoyed this weeks guest article. Please leave your comments at the end.

I want to leave you with a few quick tips:

When you work on the computer for hours every day, anything you can do to save time is a big plus.

Windows has some built-in keyboard shortcuts that very few people seem to use. Here are the three I use multiple times every day.

1) When you want to type in a .com web site all you need to do is type in the domain and then hit the CTRL and Enter keys at the same time. This automatically puts http://www. before the domain you type and a .com on the end.

Example: Type cbmall into your Internet Explorer or Firefox browser address bar and hit CTRL+ENTER and the browser turns that into and takes you there. VERY FAST.

When you visit lots of web sites this is a great shortcut.

2) The Windows Key on the bottom of your keyboard to the left of the space bar makes two great shortcuts. Hit The Windows key and E at the same time and it launches File Explorer.

3) Hit the Windows Key and M at the same time and it minimizes all the windows you might have open so you immediately see the desktop. This is the quickest way to get to your desktop.

If you have other great shortcuts, why not leave them as comments for others.

Thank you for your time, and please visit my other sites at or

To our mutual success
Jackie Bigford
Newbie Profits Now

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