Well Spent Freedom Money

One of the biggest complaints I hear about in this business is how much money you have to spend to be able to make money.

I mean you have to spend money on things like…

Domain names

… and the list goes on and on!

But what if you were starting a brick and mortar business?

I mean an online business is a “real” business too right?

For a brick and mortar business there are all kinds of costs and usually you have to have hundreds of thousands of dollars in capital to even get started.

So my question is why are people complaining so much about having to spend money on starting their online business?

Just why should everything be free and handed over to you?

It's simple… It shouldn't!

Just because it's an online business doesn't mean it's not going to cost you money, but you need to look at it as what I call, “Well Spent Freedom Money”.

Each time you invest in your business you're investing in your freedom…

Your financial freedom
Your time freedom
Your lifestyle freedom

Because having an online business can give you all of that and so much more.

Now of course I'm not saying that you should buy everything under the sun. You should ONLY spend money on things that will help your business right now, but never think for one second that you shouldn't have to invest in your business simply because you run an online one.

Okay end of rant! 🙂

I'd love to hear your thoughts on what I've said here so make sure and leave your comments below…


Affiliate Marketing Hack For JV Zoo Affiliates

So JVZoo has had this little “hack” for a while, but I wanted to show you how to use it because it allows you to put buyers of products you're an affiliate for on your own list.

Example: I'm going to be promoting a product for David Eisner. When people buy through my affiliate link I'd like to have them put on a list within my autoresponder account. I'd create a list something like deisner4xleadquality so that I knew what the list was.

Once those people are on that list I can send them bonuses for buying, related products, and whatever else I wanted.

This is a HUE benefit for people who are doing affiliate marketing without a list because then BUYERS get added to your list seamlessly!

And it's a HUGE benefit for those who already have a list because you can create BUYERS list that are super targeted.

All you have to do is when you find a product you want to promote in JVZoo, apply to get approval and get your link. On that same screen is a place where you can put what list you want people who buy through your link to be added to.

Here's an image to show you what I'm talking about…

I don't know about you, but I'll be using this “hack” a lot to create seriously targeted list of my buyers. 🙂

Hint: You could even create “category” type lists. For example anyone who buys a product through your link on affiliate marketing could go on your affiliate marketing buyers list. Or anyone who buys a product through your link on traffic could go on a traffic buyers list.

Okay… A little advanced tactics, but wanted to share to help you guys out!



The Instant Authority Method

One of the most asked questions I get is…

“Liz, I'm a complete nobody in my niche. How do I get to be known and get people buying from me?”

I've done a workshop that I call, “The Instant Authority Method” that answers this question!

I'll show you how to build your list, get to be well known, create a huge network of JV partners, and become an instant super star in your niche!



And… If you'd like to have me as your personal coach to help you implement this tactic or anything else in your business then check out my coaching minutes packages at CoachingMinutes.com

I can help you with any aspect of your business including planning out and implementing one from scratch if that's what you need. 🙂


To your success!

Liz Tomey

UPDATE: Due to popular demand I have done a follow up presentation for this strategy where I show the techy side of setting all of this up! Watch the video below to see HOW to put this all together!



ANOTHER UPDATE: Gotta love technology right? Well since I recorded the above video Profits Theme is no longer. 🙁 It totally broke my heart because that theme was so easy to use. Then along came Optimize Press (http://www.IMWithLiz.com/OptimizePress) and I fell in love with it. It's super easy to use and you can use it to do everything I did in the above video. I've been using it for almost 2 years now and I couldn't be happier with it!

The Newbie’s Guide To Funnels Crash Course

There’s currently a lot of talk about funnels lately. And no not those things you use to put oil into your car… I’m talking about marketing funnels that you can setup to create automated marketing machines that sell products (digital or physical) for you on autopilot.

Once you have these bad boys all setup, you simply focus on traffic, and these funnels do all the selling for you. This is as close to making money while you sleep as you’ll ever get!

Below is a crash course I’ve created for those of you who don’t quite understand this whole “funnel” thing. I’ll explain what funnels are and show you a few examples, and even tell you how you can get your own totally done for you funnel system setup quick!


If you have any questions about what I've covered here please let me know by leaving a comment below…


P.S. Don’t want to take on the daunting task of creating your own funnel? Then grab your own ready to go money gettin’ funnel at http://www.ReadyToGoSystems.com/YourOwnEmpireV1


Taking Payments Online – The Big Decision

Are you having issues deciding what to do to take payments online?

Don't worry… This is a HUGE issue that many have, but you can't let that hold you back. Educate yourself about what you're options are, interact on forums or Facebook with people in the Internet marketing niche, and find out what's going to be the best solution for you.

I did a webinar not too long ago on this topic to help you a bit more. Watch the video below where we talked about the different payment processors out there and which one you should use depending on your business.


If you have any questions or anything to add, please leave your comments below…

The Stages Of Traffic

So here’s my speech on traffic…

There are different stages of traffic generation.

The first stage is making sure you have something that is ready for traffic. Usually that’s going to be some kind of squeeze page. If you’re not building a list then your traffic generation is futile. If you don’t have a professional looking squeeze page that has a killer offer on it then your traffic generation is futile.

So before you drive traffic, you have to have something worthy of traffic. 95% of you don’t and I could talk till I was blue in the face about traffic and it wouldn’t help you. That’s blunt, but I’m not known for sugar coating things.  🙂

The second stage is figuring out what traffic tactics work for your niche so you can get targeted traffic. If you have a site about training your dog, people who want to make their cars run on water won’t give a flying flip about your site.

How do you figure out what tactics to use? That’s the million dollar question, the answer is you have to try different tactics, test to see what works, and then only use what works.

Also pay attention to what people in your niche are doing to get traffic and do what they do!

Most people aren’t willing to do that, so they never get the right kind of traffic, and then give up because they’re not seeing results.

If you’ve got something good to put in front of people, and you’re putting it in front of the right people, you will make money. If not you won’t… It’s as simple as that…

Now the last stage here is learning the different traffic strategies. This takes some time, but as you learn a tactic, test it out, and if it works keeps using it.

Make sense?

And there’s my speech on traffic!


Setting Up Your Affiliate Marketing Hub

As an affiliate marketer you need to have a “hub” where you can keep all your affiliate links, keep up with stats, and more. In this video I'll show you how I've created my own “affiliate marketing hub” and how you can do the same thing!


Click here to download the resources document that goes with this video. All the resources mentioned in this video and other tutorials are in this document.

Note: If you would like for us to setup your own affiliate marketing hub (please watch the video above first so you know exactly what we will be doing for you) please click here for ordering information.

Setting Up Your Customer Support Center

Having a customer support center is important to your business. You need ONE place that you can send customers to so they can get the help from you that you need. In the video below I walk you through exactly how I've setup my customer support center. You've got several options and this is just one, but I wanted to show you what I've done and an easy way to do it!


Click here to download the resources document that goes with this video. All the resources mentioned in this video and other tutorials are in this document.

If you have questions about setting up your own customer support center please leave them in the comments section below.

Notes On Getting An Autoresponder

An autoresponder is vital to any online business. You absolutely MUST have one to be able to have prospects to market your online business to.

For example…

I run an online income coaching business. I have setup LizTomey.com to collect leads to market my products and services to. My autoresponder gives me a form that I can put on my website, collect the name and email address of leads, and then it puts them on my “list”.

As soon as someone joins my list my autoresponder automatically sends them a welcome message. I then have several other messages “loaded” into my autoresponder that are automatically delivered to the leads that are added to my list. You can have these messages sent out at any time you determine.

So if “Bob” joins my list today he will immediately get a welcome message. 24 hours later he will get another one. 48 hours after that he will get another one, and so on and so forth. This is all automatically setup and done by my autoresponder.

I can also log in to my autoresponder at anytime, select my list, and email everyone on the list at one time.

Hopefully you see how powerful this is! 🙂

It adds some serious automation to your marketing efforts!

Now I want you to listen very closely because picking an autoresponder service/solution can literally make or break you. There are solutions out there that you can purchase install on your own domain name and be off and running. However that is NOT what you should do.

There are a million reasons you don't want to do this but the main reason being your deliverability rate. Imagine sending an email out to 1000 prospects and only 700 or even less of them getting it. You're leaving money on the table! You want to ensure you're using a reputable service that can get your emails delivered.

The only two I recommend are…

1. Aweber
2. GetResponse

I actually use both, but that's kind of an advanced technique I will leave for another tutorial. 🙂

Use one of those for now, ensure your emails actually get delivered, and save yourself lots of headaches and lots of money!

Now I've created this post to explain autoresponders to you, tell you which ones to use, AND to answer any questions you have about autoresponders and/or how to use them.

If you have questions about using/getting an autoresponder make sure and leave them below. I’ll answer them here and create any tutorials that you may need to learn from.

I look forward to helping you with all your autoresponder questions. 🙂



Above I stated that I used both Aweber and GetResponse. I've done an update video that explains why. 🙂 You can see it below.

Notes On Getting Hosting

Getting hosting is the second thing you'll need when creating your online business.

Hosting is what your server is and your server holds all the files for your website. Your domain name sites on your server and when people visit it they see your website.

So if a domain name is your house then hosting is like the land your house sits on so people can come visit you.

A little confusing I know, but once you understand a little how things work this stuff will become really easy. 🙂

I've decided to help you understand more about hosting, where to get it from, how to get it setup, etc. that I would create this post here on the blog so that I can answer your questions about hosting.

If you have questions about hosting make sure and leave them below. I’ll answer them here and create any tutorials that you may need to learn from.

I look forward to helping you with all your hosting questions. 🙂


Hosting Questions And Answers

Q1. I'm starting an online business. I have a domain name. Where should I get hosting for it?

A1: The one I've used for years is Liquid Web. I recommend that you spend the $50 (at the time of this being written) a month on the Storm® Virtual Private Server. This will give you a WHM (web host manager) where you can add as many domain names as you want. Yes, you can get cheaper hosting, but why build your business on something that may or may not work for you. It's a business and you need to treat it like one.

NOTE: I've done a video tutorial showing you how my hosting works and why I recommend it. You REALLY need to get hosting that comes with a web host manager and in this video you'll see why!