How To Create A JV Page For Your Product Launch

Having a JV page is absolutely vital to your product launch. It's the page you create to tell potential affiliates about your launch and give them to tools they need to launch it.

I've created a complete video tutorial (just under an hour) where you can watch over my shoulder as I create a JV page from scratch. I'm of course using Optimize Press to create this page because I can use templates and I LOVE that!

 

All resources mentioned in this video and all resources about product launches can be found by clicking here.

If you have any comments or questions on what I’ve shared in this video please post them below!

How To Setup A Sales Funnel For Your Product Launch

Okay so far in our talks about launching a product we've talked about a lot of stuff! I told you about my first product launch, we've talked about creating your own product, and how to create sales pages for your product. Now you need to get everything all setup and build your funnel.

Hot Tip!
I’m currently going through his IM Product Launch Training. You can get it for less than $10 by going to http://www.IMWithLiz.com/IMProductLaunching Once you click the order button you’ll be brought to the checkout page. Just enter the coupon code LizSpecial and you’ll be able to get the entire course for less than $10.

There are so many different options for this. I've already showed you the building of your pages, so today I want to show you how to hook those pages up using what I use which is JVZoo.

In the video below I'll be showing you how to setup your sales funnel in JVZoo so that customers are taken through your funnel and delivered to all the pages in your funnel.

All resources mentioned in this video and all resources about product launches can be found by clicking here.

If you have any comments or questions on what I’ve shared in this video please post them below!

The Next Step In Launching Your Own Product

There are many steps to launching your own product. We've already covered the first which is product creation. Now let's talk about your marketing system. AKA Funnel building!

I've done a short little tutorial where I take you inside of a launch I'm currently creating. I'm showing you my funnel (the products that are being sold in my launch) and what I've used to create the pages. There's also a lot of other great tips I share too, so make sure you watch this one. 🙂

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Note: I show me using Optimize Press in this video. You can get Optimize Press at http://www.IMWithLiz.com/OptimizePress I have listed several resources for learning to write copy that you can access by clicking here.

If you have any comments or questions on what I've shared in this video please post them below!

Killer Idea For Your First Product

So as I said the other day I'm in full on launch mode. I'm working on a launch of my own and once it's all together I'll be revealing it all to you. I'm not doing a “normal launch“, but it's still a killer little strategy that I'm putting together. More on that in a week or so…

For now though I want to take you to the start of things…

Before you can launch a product you've got to CREATE a product.

Duh, right?

This is where a lot of people get stuck though…

They don't know what niche they want to be in or they don't know a topic for their niche and several other “things” that just keep them from moving forward.

So here's an idea if this is keeping you from launching your first product…

Kevin Fehay just taught me something I NEVER thought to do to get a product fast!

Note: I'm currently going through his IM Product Launch Training. You can get it for less than $10 by going to http://www.IMWithLiz.com/IMProductLaunching Once you click the order button you'll be brought to the checkout page. Just enter the coupon code LizSpecial and you'll be able to get the entire course for less than $10.

Simple… Buy a product someone else has created, but that no one else has the right to sell! You can find sites for sale on Flippa.com where you are the sole owner of the product. You don't have to do any of the product creation, creating your sales page, your download page or any of that stuff!

Here are a few I just found…

(At the time of this writing these links were live. If they aren't any longer just do a search for digital products or software and the like. Just make sure that whatever you buy isn't just a product someone had the PLR to and just threw together. You want good original products for your product launches.)

https://flippa.com/6833827-listsegmentingplugin-com
https://flippa.com/6823165-challengebuilder-com

Now it can take time and you'll have to watch Flippa every day for a few weeks to find the perfect product, but it can be done and it is an option where you can have your own product and be on your way to doing a launch for it with just a few tweaks.

Now there are lots of options for finding ideas for your first product…

You can look at the hottest selling products on places like JV Zoo and Click Bank, you can get ideas from places like CodeCanyon.com and you can hire a coach to help you come up with the perfect product for you to create and launch. (Yes, I can help you with ideas for creating your own product by going to http://www.CoachingMinutes.com and getting on the phone with me.)

But…

You've got to have a product before you can start in on the product launch process.

I HIGHLY recommend you grab Kevin Fahey's IM Product Launching and learn for less than $10 (if you use my coupon code) all of his tactics for creating your product. He gives you a lot of great ideas and gives you 9 examples of products he's created. This is a killer course, and I'm LOVING going through it!

You can get it for less than $10 by going to http://www.IMWithLiz.com/IMProductLaunching Once you click the order button you'll be brought to the checkout page. Just enter the coupon code LizSpecial and you'll be able to get the entire course for less than $10.

Okay so now that we've covered the first part of things here (creating your product that you're going to launch) we're going to move on and over the weekend I'll be creating a few tutorials about the next part of things. Creating sales copy and setting up a site to sell your product from.

Stay tuned because I have some great “techy” tutorials coming for you!

To your success!

Liz Tomey

The $37,000 Story

It's been quite a while since I've told this story, but I've told it to many people over the years because I want people to truly understand what happens when you create a product that helps people, and you do a full product launch for it.

So back in 2004 my ex-husband had gotten laid off from his job. We lived in a tiny town (Gates, TN) of about 800 people. Getting laid off from a job in most places isn't a big deal, but when it's in a town of 800 people there's not a whole lot of other jobs. NONE actually…

At the time I was running a direct mail advertising business. My business was doing about $60,000 a year and with his income of about $40,000 a year we lived pretty well. The cost of living in the South of the US is REALLY low and even with 5 kids at home at the time we still did pretty well.

But… When he got laid off our income basically got cut in half.

For years my ex-husband had worked his butt off. He also juggled 5 kids while working his butt off. So when he got laid off we had this conversation…

Me: Hey! I have an idea. You've always been super dad and worked a ton of hours. Why don't you take over my direct mail advertising business, and I'll start an online business. I'm pretty sure I can at least replace your income.

Him: Dead silence…

The look of terror on his face told me this probably wasn't my best idea. After talking about it for a bit I got him on board. Between he and my mom I don't know who had more faith in my abilities. 🙂

So I taught him the ropes of running my direct mail advertising business, and I went to work on creating an online business.

Fast forward six months…

I hadn't created an online business. I just didn't know what to do. There were so many options, and I just didn't know which way to turn.

I knew I had to do something though because…

1. We were almost 4 months behind on our mortgage payment. Folks that's foreclosure status just FYI.

2. We were about to have our vehicles repossessed.

3. Utility companies were threatening to shut off our services.

4. The groceries were getting stretched pretty thin!

So I looked around at all these people running different online businesses and saw a few people talking about “product launches” they were doing where they were making tens of thousands of dollars. Some of them even hundreds of thousands of dollars.

(John Reese hadn't set the record yet in the industry for a million dollar launch at this point. If you know that little fact you've been in the business for a very long time.)

So I decided I was going to create a product and launch it and make a ton of money…

I started looking on forums to see what people were talking about so I could find a topic to create my product around. At the time Joint Ventures (in terms of getting people to promote your products for you) was a HOT topic.

I started asking questions about the topic, and started getting really good answers from people about it. I contacted 10 or 11 of the people who answered me and asked if I could take their answers and compile them into an ebook I was creating called Joint Venture Seeker.

Not one of them turned me down because I told them in return I'd add their name and website to the entry in my ebook. Once I got my ebook created I added in some workbooks that I created to help people, access to a special forum dedicated to networking, and a few other things like recorded interviews.

I packaged everything up, created a download page, created a sales page, and I had my very first product. No upsells or anything like that. Just a great product loaded with information that people WANTED!

(This was way before Mike Filsaime came out with Butterfly Marketing and taught us all about upsells. Again if you remember that you've been in this business a very long time.)

I added an affiliate program in and then went to the people who had given me the initial information for my ebook and asked if they'd promote. All but one of them said yes, and within two weeks of launching Joint Venture Seeker I did $37,000 in sales.

That product launch literally saved my entire family from financial destruction.

It's now 2016 and I've done product launch after product launch now to the tune of millions of dollars since then.

I believe in the product launch strategy so much because it's exactly how I got my start and it's exactly why I am where I am today!

I'm not sharing this story to brag… I'm sharing this story to give you hope. If a high school AND college drop out can create and launch products that not only allowed her to stay home with 5 kids, but her husband too, I know that you can do it.

If you don't have a product yet… Create one!

There's so many options for creating a product in so many different niches and it's never been easier with all the tools and training you have at your finger tips.

Once you have your product, create a sales letter and download page for it.

Once you've done that create a jv page and start contacting people about your product and get them to promote it. Yes there is a lot of strategies and tactics that are involved, but it can be done.

Again with all the tools and training and technology out there, there is no reason you can't do it.

You've just got to start somewhere…

Over the next few weeks I'll be sharing a ton of information with you about launching your own product, so keep an eye out. All posts related to product launching will be located at http://imwithliz.com/category/product-launching

So there you go… Now you know how Liz Tomey got started and the power of launching products. Make sure and leave any comments or questions you have below and I'll reply to you.

To your success!

Liz Tomey

You Should Quit These Things In Your Business

And something I want to talk to you about today is quitting

I'm constantly telling you that you shouldn't quit, that failure isn't an option, and that you need to keep going. For the most part that is true, but there are some things that you and I are doing in our business that just aren't working and you need to QUIT those things.

Let me explain…

I've had a Twitter account for years. I've got over 2,000 followers on there, but I've NEVER been able to engage many of those people. If I can't engage those people they aren't clicking on my links, reading my stuff, buying anything, etc. I'm wasting my time over there!

So I'm quitting Twitter because it simply isn't working for ME. Doesn't mean it doesn't work for others, but it doesn't work for ME.

I recommend you take a look at the things in your marketing and see what isn't working for you and QUIT doing those things.

Facebook marketing both paid and just my regular things I do on there works great for me. Blogging works great for me. Webinars work great for me. Getting affiliates to promote my stuff works great for me. So if all of these things are working why waste my time on the things that don't?

Now I will be keeping my Twitter account because there are some things that I like about it. Like you can do a viral advertising campaign and get people to share your content on there and I eventually want to try out their paid advertising platform, but I'm not going to be tweeting or paying attention to the platform any longer. I can use that time to focus on the things that are WORKING in my business!

If you learn a tactic to market your business and you do everything you can with it to make it work and it simply just doesn't work for you then it's time to quit and either find something else to make work OR put more time into what IS working.

Before you give up though do make sure you're doing everything right with what you're trying and seek help to make sure you are! This is where a marketing coach can help you and if you need someone to look at what you're doing and tell you if you're doing it right I'd love to help you. Just grab a coaching minutes package from me at CoachingMinutes.com and we can get on the phone and I can help you!

So take a few hours today to look at all the things you're doing in your business to market it. What IS working? What is NOT working? Of what's NOT working what can you stop doing?

I'd love to hear your thoughts about this. Just leave them in the comments below…

To your success!

Liz

The Balance Of Healthy, Happy, and Wealthy

So over on my BackpackBusinessLifestyle.com blog we talk about being healthy, happy, and wealthy and I truly believe you should focus on those things in that order.

But…

Keeping all three of those things well balanced is a constant struggle. At least for me it is!

The main two you need to keep focused on his the healthy and wealth because MOST of the time when you've got those two things in check the happy just comes. I mean when you feel good and you have money in your pocket life is a lot easier, right? Which makes you happier.

So with my struggle to balance everything I've let my health go a bit. 🙁

Since May 2014 I lost 80 pounds. In the last 2 months I've put about 10-15 of that back on.

Why?

1. Because I LOVE sweets and I've let myself eat too many. Along with other “bad” foods!

2. I'm not running, riding my bike, or doing any exercising.

I can make all the excuses in the world… I made a big move, I've been working a lot… Blah blah blah…

At the end of the day though it's my fault. I could have NOT eaten those candy bars, carrot cakes, and all the other sweets I stick in my mouth.

I could have taken at least an hour a day out of my busy schedule and made myself sweat.

I own that and I'm going to be changing that. More on that in a minute…

Another bad health thing I did was to continue on with smoking and I let it get worse. Uuuggh again!

This week I get my new e-cigarette, and I'm going to be using it to get my off of regular cigarettes and then will be able to put the e-cigarette down. Thank you, but I don't need advice on this. I need to do it my way. 🙂

I'm ready to get the healthy part of healthy, happy, and wealthy back in check!

In other words I need to start working harder to drop the 10-15 pounds I've gained back to get back on track to lose the last 25-30 to hit my goal weight, and get back on track.

How am I going to do that?

I'm going to do it with YOU if you want to join in…

Here's what I'm doing to help you and me get healthy and continually STAY that way. I've started a Facebook group at http://www.MyGetHealthyChallenges.com

In this group we will be doing several different challenges to get healthy. The way I lost 80 pounds and stuck with eating right and exercising was by diversifying what I ate and my fitness activities. I get bored very easily and will drop something quick if I get bored!  To help you do the same and keep you going we're going to be doing different 5 day challenges (they will last Monday – Friday so we can do what we want on the weekends) at least once a month and hopefully get it to a weekly schedule.

You can join for free at http://www.MyGetHealthyChallenges.com

Nothing for sale there… I just want to interact with my customers and fans and friends and help us all get healthy and stay that way. I hope you'll join me!

I'd love to hear from you about how you keep everything in your life balanced, so leave your comments below…

Talk soon!

Liz

Getting Back To Life

To start this post off I was looking for a great quote. Probably just something else I was doing to put this off. 😉

And that's what this post is all about. Putting stuff off…

Stop it! Stop it right now!

I've been waiting for the “stars to align” and my life to become completely perfect before really diving back into business and getting back to kicking ass in this industry.

There are so many things I need to finish, so many things I need to start, but right now…

I'm so locked up in my head I can't seem to get anything done.

I mean NOTHING!

What happened to get me here?

A lot… *lol*

I up and moved away from everything I have ever known. I got my heart ripped out of my chest and fed to me. I had a serious catastrophic thing to happen to me that was entirely my fault.

Huge things that tore me down without me even realizing it until the last few weeks where I've been trying to put all my pieces back together again!

So I decided to go back in my mind to a time when my business was running great, and I was doing great with life in general. There are smalls windows in time when both of those things simultaneously happen. I usually have one or the other.

But… I've ALWAYS had one or the other!

For a while though I've had neither…

In the last few weeks I've been able to get the life stuff straight. Whew… That's the hardest part.

Now to take on the business stuff!

If you find yourself in a position where you don't know which way to turn in your business here is what you do…

1. You must absolutely go and wear yourself out! Push yourself in some kind of physical activity where for a few days in a row you're so tired you can't see straight. I call this “soul sweating”…

This will clear your mind and bring you down to a place where you can think clearly and concentrate.

2. Come back to your business and find 3 things you have been putting off and spend 2-3 days getting them completed and taken care of. Just tackle the shit out of them and get them done no matter what it takes.

This will make you feel accomplished and make you want to get MORE done!

3. Find ONE thing that can make you money RIGHT NOW! I'm talking something that can make you money in 24-48 hours or even less than that!

This will put money in your pocket and give you the breathing room you need to move on and do bigger things that bring in BIGGER money which will give you sooooo much more “drive”!

I got 1. knocked out over the last several days…

I've spent a ton of time riding my bike on Anna Maria Island in Florida. It's about 30 minutes from where I live. I've also spent time swimming at the beach, soaking up the son, canoeing… Anything just to exhaust my body and clear my mind.

For the next 2-3 days I will work on 2. I've got a few projects I'm behind on, and a few clients I am behind on. I will finish those up, and then by Monday I will have 3.

This will all lead me to where I need to be with business!

So what can you take away from this?

Life is going to knock the hell out of you a lot! A whole lot… It probably already has several times. If not… It's coming for you. I had 33 years of near perfection, and it came and got me over the last 4 years REPEATEDLY! 🙂

When life knocks the hell out of you though you've got to have a way to come back from it. This is my way of doing that! The three steps I just listed help me. You might be able to use them and you might not, but you MUST have the steps YOU need to take laid out in your mind so that when life does knock you down you can actually get back up and be even stronger than before.

I encourage you to take an hour alone right now and think about the things that get you “pulled back in“, and get you back on track. Write those things down and I'd love for you to share them in the comments below!

Here's to fighting back!

Liz

The Email Marketing Money Gettin’ Blueprint

In this blueprint I want to help you get started with doing email marketing in a PROFITABLE way.

The first thing you need to understand is email marketing is different than list building. List building as it implies are things you do to build your list.

Email marketing are the things you do to get your list to buy from you.

Yes, they go hand in hand, but they ARE two different things that require different skill sets.

With email marketing you are sending emails to your list to get them to take your desired actions e.g. buying something from you, signing up for something, relationship building things, etc.

So what skills do you need to be able to effectively use email marketing?

Basically you need copy skills or the money to hire someone who has them. We're going to talk about the copy skills. If you'd rather not develop these skills and would rather hire someone to write your emails for you then you can find people to do just that at many different places, but I highly recommend the Cult of Copy Job Board on Facebook >>> https://www.facebook.com/groups/copyjobs

The Skills You'll Need:

1. Get Them To Open Up – The very first thing you need to master is getting people to open up your emails. You do this by 1. making your people love you (you HAVE to build a good relationship with the people on your email list) and 2. having subject lines that grab their attention and make them WANT to open your emails.

Note: My friend Rob Stafford has a great swipe file of subject lines that are PROVEN to get people to open up emails. Get these, look at them, and use them to help you create your own subject lines >>> http://www.IMWithLiz.com/ProvenSubjectLines

2. Keep Their Attention – The second thing you must do is quickly get their attention to make them read your email. The first few sentences of your email are vital and should tell the reader exactly what benefit they're about to get! Why do they need to read your email?

3. Make Them Click – The third thing you must do is get them to take your desired action. Usually that's getting them to click a link, so they will buy something. The job of your email shouldn't be to get them to buy. It should lead them to a link that gets them to want to buy.

4. Make Them Love You – Every email you send should have some kind of value in it for the person reading it. If you do this in EVERY email you'll have skills 1-3 in the bag!

What You Need To Do:

So why not try your hand at this now?

Create an email that's going to go to your list. Find something that you can promote as an affiliate, or one of your own products, or something they can sign up for that pays you.

Begin by coming up with a subject line that will make them open your email! Again if you need some good ideas for subject lines I highly recommend Rob Stafford's Email Sniper product which is over 200 subject lines he's used to get people to open up his emails. These are great for ideas! http://www.IMWithLiz.com/ProvenSubjectLines

Create a few of these subject lines and pick the one you think is the best…

Next start on the actual email…

Remember to begin your email with text that grabs their attention and makes them want to read your email.

After that you need to present them with your call to action to take the desired action you want them to take. As I said usually this is going to be clicking on a link.

And last but not least… Make sure your email provides them some kind of value so you can keep them loving you, opening your emails, and buying from you.

Now this is a great little getting started blueprint, but you should work to continually build your email marketing skills in every single way that you can. Constantly study what others are doing, read all the information you can get on it, and implement what you learn to see what works for you.

Have questions about what I’ve covered here? Have recommendations for other options, resources, and/or services to help people with their email marketing? Just post them below!

Creating And Running Your Own Affiliate Program

Having an affiliate program has allowed me to build a business quicker than any other strategy I have ever used!

Since 1999 I have used an affiliate program in some form and have always made WAY more money with one than without one. It's a strategy that has worked for YEARS for me now and although it does take some serious work to put it together and get it working it's well worth it.

If you look at other successful marketers you will see an affiliate program behind their business. It really is the secret sauce to BIG success.

In the following webinar I covered how to get started with creating and running your own affiliate program. The strategies I talked about are not being taught anywhere else, so make sure you grab a pen and paper and take some notes!

If you have any questions please be sure to leave them in the comments section on this post.

Enjoy…