How to build your list and income with TrafficWave and the 30 minute challenge.
List building is one of the most important things you should focus on when you are just getting started online. If you are serious about working towards longterm residual income, this is a tried and true way of acheiving it. With a reasonable sized list (it doesn’t have to be huge), you can send them helpful or useful information, gradually build trust with them and now and again present them with an offer which some of them will take up.
A lot of people make the mistake of diving into ‘the next shiny object’ (flashy looking program advertising something usually bordering on unbelievable) claiming to give them untold money for doing next to nothing. The truth is though, so much of what is out there on the net promising you this or that is just junk. You can easily eat up your valuable time and money and you still wont be any better off than where you started. I know because for my first few years online I got sidetracked into these kind of things repeatedly, thinking there must be quick way to make money online. I was determined to find one.
But of course I didn’t find it. When I started to do things a little differently, was a little more patient, and put some focussed effort into building up my websites, building my list and helping those people getting started in any way I could, (like avoiding common mistakes) then I started to see results. You need to put your time and effort into someting worthwhile, that you control.
It takes time initially to see the money coming in and to be honest many are discouraged and put off. But I am here to tell you that this works, and it works very well if you stick with it and keep going. Don’t give up once you start it. Once you have set this all up, try to do something to promote it everyday if possible, to keep the momentum building. Take care of it, build it up and one day it will take care of you without too much effort on your part!
The 30 Minute Challenge was put together by TrafficWave founder and CEO, Brian Rooney. Here, I will be showing how it was presented by him and adding a few extra additions which I feel enhance it a little more, especially for those who may be a lot newer to all of this.
I also have additional benefits to offer to my downline members which will explained as we go through this.
The 30 minute challenge is designed to show you how to get started with the basics to build your very own targeted email list by just spending 30 minutes of your time, following this simple guide. We wont be spending time downloading or installing software, or having to work out anything complicated, so don’t worry you can do this.
By the time you have completed these simple steps in about half an hour, you will have acheived this –
1: Created your very first TrafficWave.net AutoResponder Campaign
2: Imported a complete followup letter series into it, which will automatically be sent out over time to your prospects
3: Setup a hosted capture page with all required information to send traffic to.
Later on, you will see I have a section showing you how to drive traffic to your capture page through various methods. You will begin building your very own targeted and responsive email marketing list and have plenty of options available to you to be able to constantly be scaling it up, dependant only on your individual effort. You will then be able to use this model to create any other lists you like to promote what ever other offers you wish to. The key is in the ‘targeted’ part, as you may have already guessed 🙂
It isn’t important to me if you were referred to this page directly by me or by one of our Affiliates, my personal goal is to help you get a solid understanding of list building fundamentals over the next few minutes.
This guide won’t cost you anything. If you are brand new in our team, maybe you are taking advantage of the TrafficWave 30 day free trial. Great! So you will be getting to check out the entire system completely free, awesome. From all the great features in the backoffice, such as the detailed tracking, unlimited campaigns and subscribers, unlimited banner advertising, right through to a complete list building set up – there is a lot to like, right? So lets get started.
Setting up your first TrafficWave Campaign – 30 Minute List Challenge
First off, start by logging in to your TrafficWave.net back office -> http://www.trafficwave.net/login.html
At the top, click on Campaign Manager
then click on Create New Campaign
You will now see Create a Campaign – Step 1 of 5
For this step, you will give your new campaign the nickname: listchallenge
Then enter in the description: 30 Minute List Challenge (This is just for your identification in the back office)
Next, Click on ‘Verify My Nickname’ button.
and then Click ‘Move To Step 2‘.
You will now see Step 2 of 5.
For your name, enter your real name.
For your return email address, enter the email address you will be using for any subscribers replies.
For Campaign Title, enter 30 Minute List Challenge
Click the Advanced button on the top right corner. It will open extra sections below.
In the URL Tokens section, Click ‘Add New URL Token’
Here, you will enter your TrafficWave Affiliate URL: http://www.trafficwave.net/members/USERNAME
(NOTE: You just replace USERNAME with you TrafficWave account username)
Click on ‘Move To Step 3′.
For this part, you can just select the box next to: “Use the postal address from my TrafficWave.net Member Profile.” or you can fill out the required information manually. This information appears in the footer area of each message sent out by the TrafficWave system. It is required to do this by law to be compliant.
Then click on ‘Move To Step 4′.
You will then see Step 4 of 5.
In this part, we will tell your campaign what information that we want to collect from our web site visitors. From the choices, select the option next to where it says First Name/Last Name (split fields)
Now click on ‘Move To Step 5′.
In this step, you can select the option to receive an email when someone confirms their subscription to your new campaign.
I would suggest you select that option. It’s great to be able to see your list growing and to get a feel of how many people are joining for how much you are promoting at that time!
Next, we will customize your confirmation message. The standard message doesn’t really help build any excitement or anticipation, so we want to use something more suitable like this:
Welcome To The List Builder Challenge!
I am looking forward to showing you exactly how easy it is to get started building your list. To start receiving your letters, be sure to click the confirmation link, below:
This is a lot more positive and direct. Also, the system will automatically include the confirmation link so dont worry about that.
Next, you have to read and check the box next to: I have read and agree to the above requirements:
Awesome! Thats the first stage complete and you have now created your very own AutoResponder campaign!
Importing a letter series into your TrafficWave Autoresponder
The next stage is going to be to set up a series of letters for that Campaign. Once your prospects have joined your list, they will start receiving the series of letters at predetermined intervals. You can change the timing to send them out, change the current content and even add more of your own content or letters later on as you feel more confident. This is the idea, as you want to be ‘giving value’ to your subscribers so they are happy to receive emails from you.
So next, click ‘Retrieve Published Campaign’ on the top left
You will be importing a series of sales letters for you to use in this campaign. These were all created previously and are specifically geared towards explaining to prospects how this all works and what all the benefits are.
To simply retrieve the pre-written letters in to your new campaign, select the option:
Retrieve OTHER Pre-Written Autoresponder Letters
Where you see AutoResponder ID Number, enter in 381235
Where you see 5 digit code, enter in 84138
Now for this next part, take care!
If this is your first Campaign you have created, it should be no problem. If you already have created others, make sure you select your listchallenge campaign to overwrite. You dont want to accidentally overwrite the contents of another Campaign.
Finally in this stage, click on the button ‘Retrieve Pre-Written Autoresponder Letters’.
Great! Stage two is complete. You now have an Autoresponder campaign all loaded up with followup letters that will be mailed out to your prospects.
Setting up a TrafficWave Hosted Capture Page
Onto the next step which is to set up a Hosted Capture Page.
This is what you will be promoting by advertising it everywhere and by following the traffic methods we will show you to send traffic to it. It is a fairly basic looking page, but does very well at getting the message across and getting signups.
So looking at the Campaign Overview (in manage my campaigns) choose your listchallenge campaign. You do this by clicking on the little magnifying glass icon and choosing General Stats/Overview.
From there, put your pointer over CapturePages/Forms and a menu will pop up where you can click on Hosted Capture Pages.
Click the button ‘Create New Hosted Capture Page’ and then on the next page click ‘Choose New Template’.
From the themes drop down menu, you want to select ‘TrafficWave.net Templates‘ and choose the Skyrocket theme.
This is the recommended input for the following fields on the capture form. Get your cop and pasting fingers ready again!
In the box or page nickname: listchallenge
In the headline box: FREE 30 Minute List Challenge!
For the subheadline: Start Building Your Own List In Less than 30 Minutes!
This is the attention getting text we use for the first paragraph:
Even if you have never built an email marketing list in your life, we will show you how to get started in less than 30 minutes! Follow my steps to start building your own targeted email marketing list absolutely free in 30 minutes or less!
This for Paragraph 2:
Our system is designed to help the absolute beginner be up and running within 30 minutes or less. We will walk you through the steps and the leads are yours to keep!
And this for the third Paragraph:
Let us prove to you how powerful this system is. You won’t spend a single penny to get started with us and you will have a full 30 days to test drive our system absolutely FREE! Just fill out the form below to get started!
For this last section, take care to avoid spelling errors.
For signature name, enter your name.
For signature email, enter your email address.
For signature URL, enter your Affiliate URL.
Thats it, click on ‘Create New Capture Page’.
On the next screen, you will see your new Hosted Capture Page URL. Copy this URL down some where. You will use it in the next phase where we begin driving traffic to your capture page to begin building your list of subscribers. Just as a general tip, I have a simple text file created in notepad with all my commonly used URL’s in it. I have this pinned to my start menu for quick access and it is really easy when I want to copy and paste the links from it into sites where I want to promote.
So to recap, you have now created a new Autoresponder campaign, retrieved/imported a letter series specifically designed to follow up with your subscribers, and finally created a Hosted Capture Page. This will be how you capture name and email from your visitors that also want to learn how to build their own targeted email marketing lists and there income too!
It is really worth remembering if you look at the TrafficWave affiliate plan, that if you get 3, yours is free!
What this of course means is you really only need three people in your downline and you don’t pay anything for all of the wonderful services that TrafficWave provides. Awesome, right?
In a nutshell, your capture page is offering a free guide (just like this guide) to list building. Your letters are set up to show prospects how to get started using this easy to follow step by step guide and will be directing them to open their 30 Day Free Trial account by going to your TrafficWave.net Affiliate URL to register.
As they go through these same steps, they will be opening a new TW account with you as their referrer. When they go through the information explaining everything in this guide and then the see how effective this system is, it seems logical that they will want to upgrade. After all that is why they signed up with their email in the first place, right? This means you will begin receiving commissions on those sales.
So that’s a good strong start and fairly sure you got all that done in less than 30 minutes(or there abouts 🙂 ).
You are really just getting started. Moving forward, there will be a lot more work to do for driving traffic but the good thing is this it what you can concentrate on now. You will then really begin to see your list building start to take off.
These same basic steps you have just completed can be used to create any autoresponder campaign. You will, of course, hae to create your own new letters for your other campaigns. They will be based on whatever your offer is, but the point is the basic setup for your campaign, capture page, etc… will be the same. You build as many as you want, which is awesome.
If for some reason you have read this far but havent joined the TrafficWave 30 Minute List Building Challenge yet, what are you waiting for?
Click the banner to sign up now for your free trial and start your 30 minute challenge!
Driving traffic to the 30 minute challenge capture page
This section on driving traffic is going to be your primary focus from this point on. You will need to get into the habit of constantly looking for new ways to attract more visitors and trying to place at least a few new ads on a daily basis.
Getting visitors to your capture page is how they will learn about this great opportunity and begin to learn more from you. In this case, they are going to learn how to get started building their own email marketing lists.
A good point to remember is following through really is so important with this to make it all work. Many people place a few ads and after a few weeks wonder why nothing seems to be happening. You have to take charge here and once you start, dont stop. You WILL see results start to come in then and you should also try and keep track of what is working for you.
I am constantly searching for and learning new ways to promote and get traffic. I will be adding more relevant information here as I go along to help my team do better too. You should check back in on this post and on others on my site too, so as to keep up to date with my findings and pass on that info to your team (remember the part about providing helpful, useful information and tips to your team to keep them happy and happy to receive your emails – well everyone needs traffic to their offers right? So you could learn a new tip and send it out in an email. Its as simple as that, just give value. It works)
So Let’s start with some of the simple stuff. Free promotion:
Trafficwave has its own Facebook page with more than 12,000 followers/likes. You have a great opportunity to reach out to those followers absolutely free!
What you can do is prepare a short description (two to three sentences would be ideal) of what your business is about, how you help people, what value you add, some thing along those lines. Then you include your capture page link.
Once you have done that, go to the recent Facebook post and post your content here
You could also post something simple like this on your Facebook Profile:
I am participating in a FREE 30 Minute List Building Challenge!
If you have ever wondered how to build your own targeted email marketing list, I highly recommend you try this free 30 Minute List Building Challenge! It’s FREE, they show us how to set it all up, and we get to keep the leads!
[add in your capture page URL]
Post this out on your twitter account:
Free 30 Minute List Building Challenge!
[your capture page URL]
Safelists and Mailers
Check out the post on How to get quality traffic to your site which will show you how to find mailer/safelist sites with the best converting rates. Pretty much all of them there have options for joining as a free member for a start. Pangea is one that stands out and would really be worth getting a lifetime upgrade as the amount of advertising you get is huge with pretty good results too.
To get started with advertising on Mailers, you can play around and use the wording off of your capture page. You want it to be fairly short and a little intriguing. So that would be perfect. Just give them enough to pique their curiosity so they want to sign up.
Banner advertising is great. Its pretty much a set and forget thing in many cases. Once you have set your banner up, it goes about its business, advertising your offer and link 24/7. Did you know that with TrafficWave you have the ability to get unlimited banner advertising working for you? Check out the post, yet another fantastic reason to be in TW, right?
Dont forget the Text Ads
A long time ago, I never though much of Text ads. I didn’t think they were worth the effort of setting or the resources for what you got in return. But that was because I hadn’t at that stage found effective networks where there is a huge difference in what you can expect to get from them. These below are some of the best and you can join free.
Viral Commissions – effective! Other kinds of Ads too, but I have had best results through the textads
Viral Taco Traffic – Same owner as above, similar setup. Great textads.
More to come soon.
I hope you found the driving traffic section to be useful, both for using on any other things you may be promoting and of course for growing your TW business. Keep in mind that building your list through promoting your 30 minute challenge can quickly become the fastest way to build trafficwave for you.
As you bring in others on your list, they will be receiving and reading your letters and some of them will be signing up with your link. As you help educate them on the benefits of growing their list and business, and you continue to provide them support and helpful information, they will be locked into your downline. They will begin to promote and will be eager to see results for themselves. They are then effectively building your downline for you too! You can see how powerful this simple system is right?
So that is why I cannot stress enough how important it is to continually be adding your banners, text ads, sending out tweets or facebook posts, sending mailouts on safelists or any other traffic getting method to get eyeballs on your links. If you do this, you will be able to see and measure your results in a relatively short space of time and that is powerful.