Tag Archive for branding

Do Text Links Really Work?

If you think text links are a waste of time…think again.  How many times have you clicked on a text link?  Being a TE owner,  I get to see what people use for text links and I also get to see how many clicks they get.  Believe me, if you think for a second that people don’t click them…you’re dead wrong.

Do yourself a favor and take advantage of the exposure. Those of you that use them will be increasing your advertising immensely!   Be creative. Try different things.  Why not brand yourself with them?  You will soon learn to really appreciate the effectiveness of these sometimes overlooked advertising tools.

 

Importance of a Website Splash Page

I want to really start to focus on expressing the importance of a website splash page. We all know that we need to do it. Take a good look around and you will see that the people that are successful are the one’s practicing the art of custom ads and branding.

Let’s put into perspective. You see someone promoting a common affiliate page. It’s the same one you see time and time again. You see it so much that you don’t even give it a chance. You just wait for the green light and then click..it’s gone. That’s why making a unique website splash page is so important. Otherwise, how are you suppose to stick out from the crowd? Ask yourself that question and really give yourself an honest answer.

Now think about the kind of pages that grab your attention. Think about the programs you sign up for.

Did that page grab your attention because it was different? You need to start asking yourself these questions. All you are doing when you promote the “common” affiliate page is helping out someone else. You are wasting your efforts to brand someone else. Promote yourself FIRST!

Branding Whats So Difficult?

Day after day while surfing the exchanges, I’m always amazed and sigh with disbelief.  I wonder, what is it going to take, when will people learn?

Over the 12 months of my working on the Internet I have seen some huge changes and very few  moving with those changes. I have read countless articles, have posted articles everywhere on the values and importance of branding yourself. It is now, more than ever, vital for your growth in Internet Marketing, to brand yourself first.

Branding yourself helps others get to know you and realize what a great person you are. It helps others to see you are here to assist them, not rip them off. It also shows you are some one who knows what they are doing and if you don’t know something you are prepared to do the research to find out.

My Problem Is

Now here’s my dilemma, branding yourself has been shouted everywhere and possibly even from the roof tops….. and yet what do I see…… I see loads and loads of advertising posted by who Knows,,,,I see the odd branded page well no there are several out there but not too many by comparison to the number of marketers, out in Internet Land.

However, most of the people that that use branding pages use the ones provided by the company they are promoting..

WHY??
How does that make you different, you are just showing your name recommending that company. That is not making you unique, which in my opinion, what branding is all about. Branding is about making a statement. What sort of statement are you making when you use the same branding page as 50 others. To me it says my name is,,,,,,,,,RAY,,,,,,,,,, and I am the same as 50 other people trying to flog this off to you.
No! A real branding page is unique because you are unique, a real branding page makes a statement about you, Yes! I am…….RAY…….. and I am going places.

So for some fun, if I was to ask you, what you would have on you branding page or how would you set you own page up. How are you different…

Would you leave a response for me…. Because at the moment I am very discouraged with what I am seeing in the way of advertising and feel that some how things need to be revolutionized. That is a major change in our thinking is needed but also a follow up with action.

So lets see some action leave me a response tell me what would you do and how would you have your personal branding page put together.
At least we have started something, we have started thinking on the right track.

Branding yourself will bring big results and hopefully some will move from the thinking to taking action. Yes Branding yourself is a winner.

The Power Of Network Branding

In any Industry, Marketplace or even amongst friends, it’s great to find out that others are talking about you, particularly if it’s all good, but what makes others talk about us?

Make a mistake in front of one of your so called friends then wait and see……Words like a thousand fine silken strands virally reach out in the wind and echoes in the ears of all who are close. This web or net has caught all in its reach and you are the center of attention. You made the mistake, now everyone knows. It didn’t take long. Sadly, due to your error you became the center of a type of networking, people informing people, about you.

Imagine harnessing this power, to have some kind of control or rather influence with what floated out in the winds of the Internet touching the ears of others, this time to promote yourself as the right type of person to be around. One who cares and looks towards the advantages of others, first. Well you can! This is called branding, Branding yourself by sending out fine threads tying people together directing them back to you. This by its very nature is creating a net or group of people, by introducing yourself, listening, answering and assisting your contacts allowing them to get to know you on a personal level helps to establish you as an authority in your chosen field.

This is Network Branding, but I really do not know enough to be any sort of an authority, how can I ever help others??

Understanding How You Can Assist Others

The first thing I suggest is join one or two forums, if you already haven’t. Go straight to the introduction page say high to everyone. It’s fairly much like sending an Email you’re directed to an Email type page with a header and a body box. Write your… Hey this is who I am and where I’m from, I am looking forward to getting to know you…. Keep it warm and friendly, then press enter or go to a button on the page that says post, click it and their you have it. You have taken your first step to branding yourself with a group of like minded people.

Answer those who welcome you so they see you’re a friendly person. Set up your profile; be honest in telling others a little about yourself. Have a look around the site, look for others who write and post questions, if you know the answer provide a no strings attached answer, if you don’t then research the answer in Google, then go back and provide the answer leave your name and user name. Others will read your answers and start thinking you know what your talking about and you do, because if you don’t have an answer to assist you go out and research it. That’s power you possess to say yes I do have some idea on that because I researched and found the answer for myself.

There are many places to network and the principals apply to anyone you ever meet, your referred members to your business and even at places such as a Traffic Exchange. Be open, not pushy, allow people come to you…and they will.  Slowly others become to see your worth start trusting you and asking you personally for assistance. You are becoming a Powerful Network marketer because you are doing what it takes to reach out assisting others and letting them get to know you on a personal level.
                    You have Powered Yourself with Network Branding.

Branded To Drive

Traffic is the single most important ingredient, if you hope to be recognized to
do anything on the Internet. It doesn’t matter how good you are at your
desired business, without traffic (visitors to your site) nothing will happen.
It’s been said that there are 3 types of marketers in the world. There are those
who make things happen, there are those who watch things happen and all to
many, particularly in the world of Internet Marketing, Wonder What Happened.

As for the third group, this is generally the case because the face of the Internet
changes so quickly it becomes very difficult to keep up with and even more so If
you are new. Not only does one need to learn the Hows, Whats, when, where, who
and whys of the Net, they also must learn to get ahead of the changes and stay
their.

This is hard enough even for the experienced marketer, let alone for the Newbie.
So what can be done? How can one get ahead and establish themselves as a
successful Internet Marketer?
The very first thing required to become recognized, is summed up in one word and
that is…Branding.

Branding or labeling primarily yourself, by a constant stream of advertising your
face and name everywhere as often as you can. Why? So your potential
customers see you, realize your authority and learn to trust you.

A good example can be seen in door to door sales, which more often has a very
poor success rate. However, contact a good friend who has learned to trust you,
as over a period of time you have gotten to know each other and they realize you
are an authority on the product your selling. Generally the sale is made for that
reason. That Is Branding. You are branded by your friend as a Trusted authority
because they know you over time. That is a must do If we are to be successful
on the Internet. We Must Brand Ourselves!