Four Percent Guide - How to Operate and Promote ANY Business
This is a guide for Four Percent - however you can apply the principles, ideas and blueprint to ANY online OR off-Line business
If you came directly to this site and want to learn more about Four Percent - I will suggest you visit my Four Percent Review to learn more
Four Percent Guide - Part 1
If you are not a member of 4 Percent Yet -
Join here NOW - it's FREE for few more days
NOTE: Ultimo August the free level was removed and changed to "Lite" which is $7 monthly and $49/mth for Pro-member
1. Keep yourself updated and educated about Four Percent
Do you want to earn money on the internet? You cannot join something and pretend it's a lotto ticket and sit and wait for the money to flow in. It will NOT. If you have a Job, do you show up at the job and do nothing?
You should keep yourself updated and educated. Join our facebook group and watch the Video updates and webinars. Vick will send email when he is doing Video updates on Facebook and doing Webinars from the 4 Percent backoffice.
A very important place to get information and inspiration is in our Facebook Group
Join Four Percent Facebook Group:
4 Percent Official Facebook Page:
You should not sit and wonder what to do without commitment, without reading updates, watching Vicks Video updates, without going through the "Start Here" guide and going through the free training courses that are available for pro-members and the "Operation 100K" that's available for pro-members.
Lite members contra Pro-members
You can start in Four Percent as Lite member, you can stay as free member as long as you like. You can learn from the training provided for lite members, like the "start here" guide, live webinars, webinar replays and the Journey Shows. As Lite member you can only promote the Four Percent's membership. Lite member is $7 /monthly while Pro-Member is $49/mth.
If you want to learn more and want to promote any of Four Percent's products, including the membership, you should upgrade to pro-member which is $49 a month.
If you cannot afford the $49 you should not be in online business. There will be other expenses to run an online business, like auto-responder, tracking software, a domain name, landingpage creator and advertising.
2. Follow the training in Four Percent Backoffice
I know it's overwhelming to get into 4 percent and start an online business, but basically not so complicated once you understand and have few things in place.
It's crucial for you to learn the basics of an online business. Go through the training, do it in your own pace and don't let minor details stop you, if there is something you don't understand, continue with next step and go back and start over until you understand. Don't stress yourself. Take it easy and take One step at a time.
Having an online business includes some tools and knowledge you will need to run your business, be it 4% or any other business. You need to get things connected by using the tools and you will need to work with the tools and learn what you can do with them, just like any craftsman.
It's a learning curve to learn and get these things in place, but when you have learned that, it's not that difficult. After that it's about traffic and how to get visitors to your business (Your landingpage) and get them to optin to get them on you email list, then follow up on them with emails.
Four Percent has funnels (done for you promotions) and landingpage templates for all the products, the public webinars and the journey shows promotions.
This means you do not need to deal with creating your own optin landingpages and promotions.
A. Go through the "Start Here" Guide
Four Percent backoffice left menu "Start Here" walks you through the steps and tools needed to run an online business.
B. "Webinar Replays"
I will suggest you watch the last few webinars to get up to date what is going on.
The most recent one is placed in left menu "Live Webinar Room" the older ones in "Webinar Replays". Also check Facebook page and Facebook group for video updates.
C. The Journey Shows
"The Journey Show" is a Live interview of some of the most successful people from 4 Percent + few people from outside 4 Percent
Vick interviews successful marketers and you will learn the steps and mindset that brought these people to success.
Find the Journey in left menu under "The Journey". You will have 10 video replay of "the Journey" interviews.
D. Free Training Courses
As a pro-member you have access to free training in the Four Percent backoffice. Watch the training courses:
• Traffic Generation Strategies
• Internet Marketing Strategies
• List Building Strategies
• What's Working Now in Traffic Generation (Pro-annual Members Only)
• Operation $100 K (Pro-annual Members only )
Go to Left Menu "Courses and Products" and click the green button "Access" to watch the courses.
There you will also have access to courses you have bought and be able to purchase courses you don't have yet.
4 Percent Video Operation $100 K - Training
The Intro video for Operation 100 K. Obviously I cannot show the actual training videos (episodes) from the Course "Operation 100 K"
Operation $100 K
Vick Strizheus is going to show You how to go from zero to 100 K ($100,000) in 90 days.
In "Operation 100K" Vick gives you a "look over his shoulders" training how to put tools and things together and create a marketing campaign with traffic and everything, with the ultimate goal to earn 100.000 Dollars in 90 days. You may learn from this or model this or copy the exact same as Vick is doing. Note: I will not recommend to copy exactly, rather use it as examples to model.
Vick will walk you through step by step how to operate an online business until he reaches $100 K. You literally watch him over the shoulder. He will start from scratch as a NEWBIE and not use his name and excisting email lists and contacts.
You should understand that Vick does not promise or guarantee any income or results with this Course. This is a journey and you will see Vick starting a brand new campaign with a goal to reach $100,000 in affiliate commissions within 90 days. You can model what he does but at your own risk.
Free for Pro annual members only. This is an incredible powerful program that will be available for only those who are committed (therefor annual members only)
Four Percent Guide - Part 2
If you are not a member of 4 Percent Yet
Join here NOW - it's FREE for few more days
NOTE: Ultimo August the free level was removed and changed to "Lite" which is $7 monthly and $49/mth for Pro-member
How to promote 4 Percent and any online business
I asume you went through my Four Percent Guide part 1 and went through the training, updates and webinar replays.
Now it is time to consider promoting your business.
FourPercent has the training, recommended tools, principles, funnels, emails and other marketing tools for you to use, but you have to put the system together for it to work flawlessly. Your business won't work without you.
If You start from scratch and are a "newbie" to internet marketing, you will not learn these things in one day and you will need to take the time to learn things.
The 4 Percent is a Done-For-You system designed for newbies to learn online business and start earning money online. Four percent is for those who haven't succeeded in their online business yet, as well as seasoned entrepreneurs.
The automated funnels and sales system, do it for you, without having to explain everything and once people become a member, the system sell the recommended tool for you without posting a single add. You have the ability to build a 6-Figure business in 90 days or less, because of the high ticket backend products promoted automatically via this genius sales system.
Income disclamer: Obviously no guarantee of income, it depends on your own effort.
Four Percent platform gives you an entire blueprint for promoting ANY business and you can take that blueprint and use if you have another business, online business or off-line business, like for example network marketing company or a MLM you want to promote.
You do not neccessary need to promote Four Percent membership or products, it's up to you, however If you don't have an excisting business, I will suggest you pick one or two of Four Percents products and learn it and optimize that promotion.
A good pick is the eStage website and blogging system. The price for eStage is $97 monthly and with 50% commissions it's a good start.
Finding your Partner link (affiliate link)
Find your Four Percent Partner link (affiliate link), Get things Set up ready to open the doors
1. Find Your 4 Percent Partner link
It is very easy to promote 4 Percent membership. All you need to do is find your partner link to one of the promotions for example "Show me the Money Funnel" and get your link out to people. The only thing is you should mask your affiliate link, so it is not visible directly.
Mask if with own domain or a short url like TinyUrl and give it to people, that's it, end of story or you can buy advertising that goes to your link, for example solo-ads.
What is a Funnel?
Don't be confused about the word funnel, it's a promotion for a specific product. A promotion that should lead to the result of signing up or buy a product.
The funnels in the backoffice is actually just the salespage. You can choose to put a landingpage (optin page) in front of the salespage, which is recommended. Four Percent gives you landingpage templates for all the salespages, sharecodes for Clickfunnels which is a landingpage creator.
Actually it's first when you have a sequence of pages you will call it a funnel: a landingpage with optin form, after optin people arrive to the salespage.
Your Link in Four Percent Backoffice
What I show you here is the salespage for "show me the money" (funnel). The same principles apply to all the products.
Find Your 4 Percent Partner link, go to "Funnels" in the top menu of your Four Percent backoffice and pick one of the funnels, click the blue button "Promote" and a link generator window pops up.
Click "Generate Link" and you will get this link:
That's your link to "show me the money funnel". XXXX is your partner ID.
The fields: Keyword, AD and Campaign are optional. It is highly recommended that you use at least one of the fields to identify the advertising you are running, so you know exactly where clicks are comming from. In this case I chose "Banner" to identify that this link is placed on a banner on your website.
So you know clicks with "banner" in the stats are clicks comming from your website banner. You can optional use two more identifiers "Ad" and "Campaign". You should at least use one of the three. If say you use banner only you can skip the other two identifiers and use the link only with banner in it, like this:
Get Your link out to people to aquire new members - or pick another product to promote
Get your link out to people to aquire members or sell any product
When people sign up with your link, they will get tied to you and if they decide to upgrade to Four Percent pro-member or buy any of the products promoted inside Four Percent, you will get commissions. Even if it's 1 year or two years from now.
It's that simple, however there is a little problems: Generally the mail providers like Gmail, hotmail, Yahoo don't like affiliate links - they are considered as spam and the links will get banned or the email will end in spam. Facebook don't like affiliate links either and they will get blocked.
Therefor: Do not Share the Raw Affiliate Link - Important!
When promoting, you should not share the raw affiliate link in emails and on Facebook, but mask it with a tracking link or a short url.
To get around that you can use either a tracking link hidden in your own domain url or an Url Shortener to hide your affiliate link.
Tinyurl.com url shortener
If you are just starting out and haven't set up own domain and a tracking link (Clickmagick Tracking software), You can use tinyurl.com url shortener and create a short url that points to your affiliate link so it is hidden. Go here to create a short url with TinyUrl url shortener: http://tinyurl.com/
You can create a custom link with tinyurl and add a special description after the / like this: TinyUrl.com/MY4PERCENT
I will not recommend TinyUrl for the long run, because tinyurl.com links might also be considered spam when using with the email providers and facebook.
NOTE ABOUT GOOGLE'S URL SHORTENER Goo.Gl:
Google's URL shortener Goo.gl, has banned most affiliate link and you should not create a google shorturl to hide your affiliate link. It will probably be blocked, like most affiliate links. Thanks a lot Google!!
Four Percent Guide - Part 3
Tools needed for any online business
NOTE: ultimo August the free level was removed and changed to "Lite" which is $7 monthly and $49 for Pro-member
I strongly recommend you get your own domain - and own domain email
Get hosting and one free domain and free WordPress Blog with your hosting
I strongly recommend you get your own domain
As an online entrepreneur, you will need your own domain and "home" on the internet. You cannot live without it.
I strongly recommend you get your own domain and hosting with a blog and with eStage website and blogging system.
I will recommend Bluehost as your domain hosting
Bluehost is one of the best and largest hosting provider and You will get one free domain when you start a hosting account.
They have free wordpress blog (required for eStage) which you can install in 2 minutes with a click of a button. They have C-Panel (that's your hosting account's control panel, and really nice to work with).
Choose a domain name
Your domain name could be your own name: myname.com or your business's name or what ever you like. Use only .com - .net or .org not other fancy domain endings. They do great with google search engine.
You can create as many subdomain under your domain as you like, for example: track.myname.com or go.myname.com or any other subdomain you like.
Such a subdomain go.myname.com you can use that as a tracking link to mask your affilate link so the subdomain redirects to your affiliate link.
Your own domain email
Obviously you should also create your own domain email, which is free once you have your domain and hosting. You can create as many emails as you like. Your email could be: firstname.lastname@example.org, you can create different emails.
When you are doing online business you should have your own domain email and when you use autoresponders, you need to have your own domain email as "sender", they will not accept free emails like Gmail or hotmail, because they have bad deliverability with autoresponders and marketing email content.
Install WordPress & eStage
I highly recommend you install WordPress on your domain. My blog here is a wordpress blog.
I will also recommend you install eStage website and blogging system. That's one of Four Percents products. Go to Four Percent backoffice, in left menu "Tech & System" and purchase eStage.
I strongly recommend you get a tracking software
Get at tracking software
Knowing and analyzing your traffic is crucial in online marketing, if you dont know which traffic is converting to sales or where your clicks are comming from, you have no idea what you are doing, you are shooting in the dark.
As an online business owner you should have a tracking software, so you can track every click that comes in. In Four Percent we recommend Clickmagick and you can set your subdomain for example go.myname.com as your tracking link. I highly recommend clickmagick and it's only $17 per month, so no big deal and you should have it
Now once you have setup your clickmagick account with your go.myname.com subdomain, you can create as many tracking links as you like, you just add an identifier after the link for example: go.myname.com/facebook to be used in your facebook promotions.
Clickmagick and Four Percent has instruction how to set it up.
Clickmagick Tutorial and FAQ: http://help.clickmagick.com/support/home
Conversion Pixel for Your Campaign
Tracking software, tracking and Pixels
When you use a tracking software you can place a conversion "pixels" on the thank you page which is the page after the landingpage or salespage.
If you send visitors directly to the "7 steps to results" free membership salespage you should place a Sales Pixel in the 2nd box under tracking (4P backoffice). When you do that the sales pixel will count when they reach the "thank you for confirmation" page, which is the page after they confirm their email from 4 Percent.
What's a Pixel?
A pixel is basically a very small image, size 1x1 pix, you insert in the page, that "fires" = Counts 1 = gives information to the tracking system that the image was shown one time. Conversion pixel is a code you get from your clickmagick account, which you insert under tracking in 4 Percent backoffice.
In 4 Percent backoffice you will find a sections called "tracking" for each funnel. The conversion pixel is placed on the first page after optin if you use a landingpage first in front of the salespage or with some funnels the pre-salespage. Input the conversion pixel in the box 1 and save. By using a conversion pixel you know how many people opted from a specific campaign (traffic source).
For the "7 steps to results" free membership salespage, you put a sales pixel in box 2. The pixel "fires" when a free member confirms their email by clicking the link they get by email. A free members will not be registered in your statistics until they actually confirm that email. Is means that fake emails (which is a pest on the internet) and emails with error will not get registered. 80% of the people that register for a free membership confirms the membership.
With a paid offer, You can place a sales pixel on the order confirmation page, that's the page people come to after they have paid. By using a sales pixel you know how many people from a specific campaign bought a product or membership. That's for other funnels than the free membership funnel.
For the free membership a "sale" is a confirmed free membership and the sales pixel should be in box 2.
How to put a conversion pixel in your 4 Percent Backoffice
In 4 Percent backoffice, Go to Funnel & Campaigns / tracking for the "7-steps to results funnel" input the sales pixel in box 2 called "Free Members Sign-up Tracking/Conversion Pixel" and save.
You should not use box 1
You should not use Box 1. A count in box 1 counts the visitors for the salespage. It's only relevant if you use a landingpage in front of the salespage. Then you can use box 1 for a conversion pixel (a=Action Pixel) which counts those who opt in to your landingpage and in box 2 you put a sales pixel (s=Sale Pixel).
Clickmagick sales pixel
In 4 Percent backoffice under tracking, you put a clickmagick sales pixel in box 2 so you can see in your clickmagick backoffice which of your tracking links gives you the most clicks and signups. You will have a simple reporting in 4 Percent backoffice and a more detailed reporting in your clickmagick backoffice.
With the free membership a "sale" is a free member signup and the pixel fires (counts) when a free member has confirmed the email, which 80% does. Those who do not confirm the email will never be registered in your 4 Percent backoffice and will not show up in your Clickmagick backoffice either.
I strongly recommend you get an autoresponder
Get an autoresponder - to connect to your landingpage and the salespage of the 4 Percent funnels
When someone signs up as Lite member or Pro-member, you have the option to get the member automatically added to your autoresponder list, so you can welcome them by sending an email automatically and send emails to them regularly. It is highly recommended you do that, you SHOULD do that, although Four Percent send emails followups to those who become free/pro member.
You have the option to connect different autoresponders and I will recommend aWeber, which I use. It has much better deliverability than Getresponse. AWeber is $19/mth and Getresponse is $15/mth, the other autoresponders in Four Percent are much more expensive.
Autoresponder is a must for an online business, don't question that and don't search for cheaper (like GVO) or free autoresponders, they are just crap and your email will get delivered to spam folder of the receiver or not delivered at all.
Connect your autoresponder for Lite and Pro-members
1. Go to "Integration" in top menu and "Add new integration". Connect your aweber or Getresponse og infusionsoft autoresponder. Optionally you can create different lists in aweber and connect different funnels to the list.
Own Domain email as sender in your autoresponder
You need to have an own domain email as "sender" in your autoresponder.
Both aweber and getresponse require you use own domain email as sender, you cannot use Gmail.
Tutorial for Getresponse and Aweber
Both autresponders have help and tutorials for everything how to use the autoresponder and set everything up.
Aweber Tutorial and FAQ: https://help.aweber.com/hc/en-us
Getresponse Tutorial and FAQ: https://support.getresponse.com/tutorials
Clickfunnels - Landingpage Creator
A Landingpage is an email optin page that collects email to your autoresponder email list - after optin people are sent to your personal bridge page or to the official salespage
Get a Clickfunnels account here
When Promoting a Paid Offer - always use a landingpage. The Blueprint for any online business
If you have a little experience working online you know the importance of having an optin page in front of your paid offer, to capture leads, build a list and follow up on your contacts with email marketing.
When promoting a paid offer, you should never send traffic directly to the salespage, very few will buy anything on first encounter, therefore you should always have an optin page in front of the salespage, so you collect their email and after that get directed to your salespage where they are presented to what you have to sell.
They get added to your autoresponder where you follow up on them and tell about your product and the benefits.
That applies to any online business including 4 Percent which only have paid offers. The Lite-Membership, the Pro-Membership and all other products.
One exception would be registration for free public Four Percent webinar, which is a Four Percent page where you have the option to get registrations added to your autoreponder.
With Clickfunnels, You can create professionally cool looking attractive optin pages and webpages in few minutes without any any technical or design skills. Inside your Clickfunnels account you will find tons of landingpage examples you can use. 4 Percent will give you sharing codes for special 4 Percent landingpages you can put in front of the salespage to collect emails and follow up.
Screen shot from your Clickfunnels backoffice
Clickfunnels is a web based system, that builds websites for you
Clickfunnels is a perfect tool for every business to combine with your webtraffic knowledge you will learn from High Traffic Academy course. It's a great tool for the beginner as well as the seasoned marketer to help you in your online business.
Clickfunnels lets you easily and intuitively create, with few mouse clicks, everything from optin pages, membership websites, sales funnels, lead generation systems, to product launch pages, landing pages, squeeze pages, and e-commerce systems, all with drag and drop ease.
With Clickfunnels You can Create Your:
1. Optin Lead Capture Funnel
2. Sales Funnel
3. Webinar Funnel
4. Automated Webinar Funnel
5. Membership site Funnel
6. Launch Funnel plus more.
Signup for a clickfunnels account:
Clickfunnels Signup here. The link is part of Four Percent's multiple streams of income.
How to connect that link to the clickfunnels. Many have a little problem here, but here is how:
a) highlight the link from 4p backoffic and copy Control/C and paste in clickfunnels: Control/V
b) insert in clickfunnels in "redirect override" in settings, be carefull not to have a space. Then SAVE.
Clickfunnels hosts your landing pages, you don't need hosting.
Integrating Aweber with Clickfunnels
Clickfunnels has instruction how to integrate Aweber with Clickfunnels: Go here
To make aweber work You will need to login to Aweber and create a signup form for your list first. Your aweber list needs "to know" there is a form connected, even though you will never use that form. You use the form that clickfunnels created.
Clickfunnels Tutorial and FAQ: https://support.clickfunnels.com/support/solutions
Four Percent Guide - Part 4
Where to Promote 4 Percent
1. Promote to Your Powerbase
NOTE: ultimo August the free level was removed and changed to "Lite" which is $7 monthly and $49 for Pro-member
Here is a little guide where you can promote the Four Percent membership or any other product
Just like an off-line shop for example a Gift Shop, it's not enough to put products on the shelves and open the doors, you will also need visitors that hopefully will buy something and become customer. After you have set your business up and connected things, your job is to get visitors to your "shop" and to send emails to those who allready opted in and nurture your business and contacts.
Now you should concentrate on how to master traffic generation, how to get vistitors to you business. Obviously you should also keep yourself updated about what is happening in 4P and TecAdemics and other programs. And you should also keep yourself educated by watching webinars, training videos.
Below please find a short guide how to start promoting 4 Percent: Your Powerbase and Solo Ads.
OK, now You are ready to get your link out. You can put that short url link in emails to your friends and in messages on facebook = Promoting to your Powerbase which is covered in "7-step results" step 4.
You can also give the TinyUrl short link to solo ads providers (more on solo ads below) that's an easy way to buy visitors and to get new members.
Solo ads = you pay other people to send your link out in emails. You can do all your business with solo ads alone.
It is very easy to promote 4 Percent
Don't complicate things, it's very easy to get started to promote 4 Percent. You can start 2 minutes from now to promote.
If you haven't already started to promote 4 Percent, isn't time to start?
All you need to do is find your affiliate link and give it to people, that's it, end of story or buy advertising that goes to your link. The only thing is you should mask your affiliate link, so it is not visible. Explained above.
The 4 Percent free membership salespage "7-steps to Results" is the main entry for new members, free and paid although there will come other funnels you may choose. You can send people directly to that page and people can join free when they register. The salespage functions as a landingpage and when they register (opt in) they become free members.
The conversion from direct cold traffic example from solo-ads, to free members is quite good, up to 10-15-20% depending of the solo ad provider if you use solo ad.
Landingpage in front of the salespage
You can put a custom optin page (landingpage) in front of the salespage if you like and build a list of emails first, like we normally do in any online business, however 4 P free membership salespage it a free offer and people can join without opt in to a landingpage first. There is an optin landingpage template to put in front of salespage in operation100K episode 4 and more in episode 5 (pro-members only).
With and optin landingpage in front of the salespage you can maybe get 30-40% optin to your autoresponder, which means 60-70% never see your salespage and never have an optin to become free member, but you build a list and should try to convert your optins to free members and ultimately to paid members.
For building list via an optin page, I will recommend aweber, which means you will need both getresponse and aweber, It's no big deal to have both getresponse and aweber, just a small business expense.
Promote to Your PowerBase
First: Obviously you should setup Your multiple streams of income first (for Pro-members only)
Next: Go to the 7 steps and find step 4 video Your Powerbase
And what's the powerbase:
It's your personal contacts, excisting email contacts, autoresponder email list, personal off-line friends and family, Online friends f.x. facebook and twitter.
1. Email copy to Your Powerbase
= mail contacts and facebook. Four Percent will provide you with email template, but be creative and change the wording to make it personal.
2. When you have members flooding in
This is Optional, but you should do it as soon as possible. For the 7-steps to results funnel, You should connect an autoresponder (aWeber) to 4 percent system, so your new Lite members and pro-members get imported directly to your aWeber to receive follow up messages from you. So you build a list of Lite members and pro-members and follow up on them.
In Getresponse the list of subscribers is called a "campaign", while aweber call it "List", but they are the same: a database of subscribers set to receive a certain email series. You should have two different lists: one list of Free members and one list of pro-members, each receiving a different email series.
If you have not set this up yet, You should at least send a welcome email manually to each of your new free members and you can refere to this site for Info.
Where to Promote an online business like 4 Percent
2. Solo ads
Never say that you don't know how to get traffic after reading this section, right?
Solo ads - OPL Traffic Method - Other People's List
Solo ads are without a doubt the easiest and simplest traffic generation method possible! That is why I love solo ads so much! If you can send money via Paypal, you will not have any problems buying an enormous amount of traffic online! I’m talking about unlimited amount of traffic… of course, there are some precautions you need to take like testing the quality of the solo ads traffic.
What is a Solo Ad
A solo ad is an effective way of email advertising. You Pay a person for sending out YOUR email to THEIR email list.
The list you choose to advertise on should match your offer, in other words the audience should be interested in what you have. Your audience is in the area of internet marketing and business opportunity.
The OPL Method, Other People list Method, is easy to scale up. If you find a good Solo Ad Providers you can easily buy a large number of clicks to your website.
WARNING about Solo Ad Providers
ALWAYS - ALWAYS text small, which is 100-200 clicks per solo ad seller. You Will get burnt with fraud traffic, now and then GUARANTEED. It's is just a part of online business. There are a lot of fraud going on in the online world and that goes for Solo Ad Providers too.
There are some Solo Ad sellers that sell crap clicks, worthless clicks, traffic robot clicks, that will give you worthless traffic. They simply buy Crap traffic from others and sell it to you or they mix it with good quality clicks. Therefore use a tracker and monitor what is going on. Sudden drop in signup rate, sudden drop in 1 tier traffic (english speaking countries) during a campaign, indicates something strange is going on.
Solo Ad Providers - List of freebies
One general thing about professional Solo Ad Providers is they collect leads to their list by offering Free Gifts, thus have a list of freebies that are maybe not the best buyers.
One other thing is, many solo ad providers swap email list or advertise at each others list and thereby grow a large list of subscribers (freebies) who are on several list.
One good thing about the Free 4 Percent membership, is that it is FREE.
Here is my results after 20 days
from 12th. december when the free membership opened to 31st December.
519 free 4 Percent members. Around 450 of these are from solo ads promoting the free membership salespage directly (Used a private domain tracking link).
The rest come from my blog and some from my email list of which some are from solo ads originally.
Vick talks about solo ads and "Udimi" Solo Ad marketplace in episode 4. Find below more solo ad marketplaces you could try. These other soloads are not mentioned in 4 Percent and dont have affiliate program, they could be a good alternative to udimi, when everybody else in 4 Percent use Udimi.
Signup for a free account at Udimi. Go to Operation 100K Episode 4, step 4 and watch the video and below the video is your Udimi link (see screenshot below). (It's your sponsors affiliate link... or the 1st. pro-member).
More Solo-ads Providers Below
Clickonomy.com Look below how to launch a Campaign with Clickonomy
Solo ad Directory
SoloAds Testimonials - Facebook group
Solo Ads or Adswaps - Facebook group
facebook group - Trusted Soloads
With the solo ad providers, you can provide your raw affiliate link, because the sellers use their own tracking link to count and track your order. That's if you just started out and haven't set up your clickmagick tracking yet.
However you should use a clickmagick tracking link, so you know how many clicks you receive, from which countries and optin rate.
Clickonomy Solo Ads - how to buy and Launch a campaign
Signup for a free account at: clickonomy.com
Login and click "buy click" in left menu. Choose niche in the dropdown menu and choose pricerange. The niche is "Internet Marketing" or "business opportunity". Browse through the sellers and look out for sellers with testimonials (green rating) and look what other buyers are saying about the seller.
Prepare Your Link
When you have decided to buy an adpackage from a seller, you should create a tracking link in your clickmagick tracker and remember to mark your link with the word "Clickonomy" or the sellers name, you you can identify how many members you get from this traffic. The last part of your link looks like this: campaign=default be sure to change "default" with a description of your campaign, so you know where the click are coming from. If you leave it "default" then your statistics reporting for your campaign will say campaign "default".
Prepare your email copy and put it in a txt file. I have a text file you can download here, all you need is put your link and name and it is ready.
Download the text file here: ClickonomyEmail.txt (right click and save on you computer) and edit the text file with your link.
1. Choose a date in the calender "delivery date", just choose the first available
input your Url in the box
2. Upload email creative thats the txt file you downloaded. Edit the text file and Input your link and name in the text file first.
3. Click buy click Package
4. That's it then fund your campaign and wait for the seller to confirm and start sending you clicks.
screenshot form Clickonomy - when you are going to buy a package
Video by Vick Strizheus "Other Peoples List" Solo Ads Method
Video by Vick Strizheus - go to min 36-55. Vick is talking about "Other Peoples List" how to tap into other peoples email list - and get your email out in front of thousands of subscribers. This video is part of the 4 public presales videos in the High Traffic Academy sales funnel (from 2012).
Where to Promote 4 Percent
3. Traffic Agency
Four Percent recommends the "Traffic Agency", in addition to using soloads
The Traffic Source Is a Secret Traffic Source available for pro-members. It's Another stream of income that appears after you finished the 5th. episode of Operation 100K. Which means only available for pro-members. Free members will not see the link to this traffic source. It is part of the multiple streams of income, they have an affiliate program, however you don't earn money directly, but earn 5% which you can use to order free clicks.
This Secret Traffic Source is a Traffic Agency. Traffic Agencies are traffic brokers selling large amounts of soloads. You can buy Minimum 500-1000 clicks and the price in the range from $0.70 and up. There are a few reliable traffic agencies. 4 Percent recommends one of these traffic agencies and the secret Traffic Source is one of the programs we endorse in the multiple streames of income.
Note: you should only buy the best clicks from this Traffic Agency not the cheap clicks.
Where to Promote an Online business like e.g. 4 Percent
4. Facebook ads & Youtube
Facebook ads - in it's own League of Traffic
Facebook ads - is in it's own Traffic Category. Facebook ads are very special and very difficult to master - AND can be very lucrative - if you master it!
But be carefull, I will not recommend using facebook ads and spend a lot of money on this, if you are new to this. It's not a science, but it's an art, there is a lot to learn and fine tune.
Firstly you cannot promote a "make money from home" offer with paid FB ads. Be carefull not to talk about "earning money" & Get Rich, in the AD and the landingpage.
FB suspends ad-accounts for doing this. If you are new, I will recommend you only spend $5 a day to learn. Watch a tons of videos.
TecAdemics has some and you will find some below and I will provide more videos on facebook ads on this site.
These Facebook Ads Videos are about Shopify and how to promote shopify via Facebook ads
FAM Exclusive - Facebook Ads Training by Chris Record
Advanced Facebook Marketing Strategies by Chris Record
Chris Record explaining his $5/day Facebook Ad System! Facebook Live 29th. november 2016 ==> Here is the Facebook Video post on Chris Records profile.
Peter Chan spoke at the 3-day Ecom Mastermind in Las Vegas. November 2016. In this LIVE Q&A he shares several secrets of how he built his Ecom business to over $10,000 in sales per day. ENJOY! ==> Here is the Video facebook post on Chris Records profile.
Video above, How To Make Money With Shopify, Festive Season. Youtube video, how to advertise a shopify product with facebook ads. At first sight this video seems rather insignifirant, however there is some really gems hidden in this video and I will outline them here: This video is about selling mugs on a Shopify store, in this case with a print of a chihuahua dog and also mentions "women" and "mother", However it doesn't matter what you sell.
The fellow here reveals golden nuggets in regards of targeting, which you can use and implement in any facebook advertising. It's about finding the audience you want to advertise to. First he defines an audience people, women only, who love coffe, next he narrows the audience by defining another audience, people who love Chihuahua dogs. So that is two different audiences and the ad will only be shown to people (women) who qualify for both criterias simultaneously. That makes it a very small audience but very targeted. This principle is a golden nugget you can use in all of your facebook advertising.
Another nugget he reveals is: Only target mobile and only while connected to Wi-Fi. That's important when it comes to mobile, because when connected to Wi-Fi people are probably at home or at a more stationary place and not just traveling and thus more likely to spend more time with your offer and more likely to buy.
You could make an identical ad targeting desktop and not mobile, just to test. It will probably be more expensive, but you dont know before you test it.
Free Traffic from Facebook - if you are good at "Social"
I saw this post by Sandra in our Facebook Group
OK. I have been receiving tons of messages, asking me how I am getting the results I am getting, and asking me to share my strategies..
I have visited the Facebook Profiles of many who have asked, only to discover profiles that are not set up for attraction marketing, which is the very first step in attracting followers. I'm not saying "all", but there are many.
Your first place to start is to soak up every bit of the free training you can, in Tecademics, and operation 100k. I paid thousands of dollars for my training in my previous company, yet you have it at your fingertips for Free. I have a little bit of tough love for these people.
- Success does not happen just because you have joined, and are plastering your wall with a few links - you need build a following on Facebook, you need to build an email list, you need to build Instagram accounts, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, and a Blog.
This is what I did, and - all the training is there for you. This is a real business. This is YOUR OWN business and you need to work at it.
I do "not" do paid advertising. Tried a couple of times, but it just did not resonate with me. All I do is personally connect with my leads.
The biggest piece of advice I have for you is to look at the leaders' walls. Success leaves clues.
1. You should never post raw links (Because I have seen that some of you are!).
2. MAKE SURE you post a picture of your FACE in your profile picture - not your cat or dog, etc., and without sunglasses.
3. Your cover picture should be inspirational and should represent you and what you stand for, not a business picture. Save the business picture for your fan page.
4. You should always post a nice picture with your link or post, and make it your own, and not just a company picture.
5. Promote how you can help your followers, "not" how your company can make them money.
6. Brand yourself.
7. Change your FB settings to not allow other people to post on your wall, as it will distract your followers and take them away from your page
8. Be authentic. Show people who you are and what you stand for. People need to know, like, and trust you, before they will buy from you.
9. In this business, Google is your best friend. If you are stuck, and your sponsor is unavailable to help you, Google it! There is 150% chance that the answer to your question is already in a Youtube video. There is never a reason to be stuck in limbo....just keep going, and be consistent.
If you build a solid foundation the sales get easier every day!
My biggest breakthrough in sales came when I stopped pitching my business, and started offering value instead.
I hope this post helps some newer members, as I decided this post would be much faster than answering all the questions I have.
Youtube is the worlds #2 search engine and is Owned by Google, which is #1 search engine. Youtube has a tremendous amount of traffic.
Youtube website is the #2 most trafficated websites in the world, after Google. Facebook is # 3. Is Google dominating the internet or what? People search for anything imaginable on Youtube, and why not get to YOUR video?
If you are good on video, make videos and link to your landingpage.
Where to Promote an Online business e.g. 4 Percent
101 Ways to get Traffic - PDF download
Here's a pdf with 101 ways to get traffic from Chris Record (founder of TecAdemics) some metods are ourdated, for example craiglist will not accept ads anymore. download PDF here (rightclick and save): advertise101ways.pdf
More traffic sources Just a short list of what's available. To show you there is an endless streams of traffic sources you can tap in to.
Google Adwords - Bing/Yahoo - Miva - 7Search - LookSmart - AdKnowledge - Affinity - Marchex - AdMarketplace - FindItQuick
Doubleclick - Advertising.com - Microsoft Ad Network - Tribal Fusion - EngageBDR - Rubicon Project - FOX Networks - Casale Media - Right media (Yahoo) - CPXinteractive - ValueClick - Interclick - Burst Media - Matomy Media - AdJuggler - AdFunky - PremiumAccess.com - Xtend Media - ReduxMedia - BannerConnect - Glam Media - Vibrant Media - Tremor Media - Traffic Marketplace - Specific Media Undertone.com - Tatto Media - MediaWhiz - Z5x.net - Dsnrmg.com - Collective.com Adconian - Pubmatic - Technoratimedia
AdBuyer - Retargeter - FetchBack MyThings - Criteo.com
Infolinks - 50onRed - InLinks - Admanage - Kontera - AdMedia Snap - LinkAds - Linkworth
Mobile Ad Networks:
Admob - MobClix - Jumptap Admoda - Millenial Media - GreyStripe - Inmobi - Mobclix - BuzzCity - Adfonic - Mobixell
Facebook Ads My Ads POF Ads Reddit Ads LinkedIn Ads
Mochi Media - CPMStar - Intergi NeoEdge.com - Ad4Game - Ad2Games - Axifer Game Advertising
Traffic Vance - Lead Impact - AdOnNetwork - MediaTraffic Direct CPV - Clicksor - Adoori - Findology
AdBlade - Advertising.com - AdSonar - Pulse360 - Sitescout.com - AdReady - Yabuka - AdToll.com - CBS - Interactive AdBuyer - Advertise.com - Traffiq.com - XA.net - OpenX Ad Marketplace - Contextweb - AdSide - Adbrite - AdEngage - ZedoAdNetwork.com - TrafficTaxi.net - AdPerium - BuyAds.com - BlogAds -RealTechNetwork - Chitika Adroll
Reseau Select - Canoe Klix Adconian - Hola Networks - Hi Media - Ad2OneGroup - Pamoja Media - SHE Network - Smowtion Traffic Synergy - Adbid.se UTarget.co - Unanimis - Mirago - HarrenMedia - Filiado - ExoClick - Aim4Media - Adverline - Accelerator Media - Specific Media - Global Interactive - Adtegrity
10 FREE Traffic Methods - by Chris Record
Video below facebook live from 3rd. Dec-16 Chris Record: 10 FREE Sources of Traffic to help you sell online even without paid ads!
Download this Pdf from Chris Record 3rd Dec-16 from the above video.
Free PDF - Shopify Instruction and 10 Free Traffic Sources (right click and save)
Safelists - Traffic exchange - Fiverr - adfly - pay per view - popunder & popup views
Don't waste your time and money with cheap traffic. 1.000 clicks for $5, yeah really. You will find that you will probably not get a single signup or maybe 1 or 2 and you will soon find out that the price per signup is higher than if you bought from a solo ad seller.
Safelist solo ad, dont waste time and money, I tried several different safelists and Paid Solo ads and it is not worth trying. It seems cheap to pay $20 to send a solo ad and you maybe get 500-1000 visitors but very few signup so you end up paying maybe $5 or more per free signup. You can get cheaper signups when using a solo ad provider.
The same with mass traffic, like 1.000 for $1-2. I tried that. Last time I spend $25 and got one signup to the free 4 P. Note DON'T send this kind of traffic directly to your affiliate link, 4 Percent do not deserve to get flodded with crap traffic.
I sent this crap traffic to my own page with a large banner (called a splash page), when they clicked on the banner they come to 4 Percent free salespage.
The same with popunder, popup, expired domain traffic, pay per view and 7 search (which by the way is closed as of 1st.Aug-17). Dont waste your time and money, you will get cheaper signups from a solo ad seller. I tried it all.
Four Percent Guide - Part 5
Do you feel overwhelmed?
Think for a moment - of an off-line Gift Shop
NOTE: Ultimo August the free level was removed and changed to "Lite" which is $7 monthly and $49 mth for Pro-member
Think for a moment that you want to establish and open an off-line Gift Shop in your local town, what would you do?
This will be a really good training for you, because an online business is in many ways similar to an offline business.
First You need to find business premises, pay the first month rent for example $1,000 and 3 months deposit, that's $4,000 up front and you haven't even gotten the key yet.
Then a lot of planning, Painting, counter, furniture, equipment and inventory, Lighting, creditcard terminal, Outdoor sign, insurance.
Do you complain that you needed to pay the rent? ...that you had the expenses up front to establish everything, even before you could open the shop?
I don't think so, you expected that. And you spent a lot of money before you could flip the door sign to "Open"
Congrats with your new Gift Store
Then what? - What will you do when you open your shop?
Obviously look for customers and hope some will come your way and make a purchase. One day take the other and you get very discouraged of your little sales. Perhaps I should start advertising in the local newspaper, make flyers, brochures and so on... the worries go on and the bills pile up.
Question for you?
Do you think a shop owner will regain all the expenses and break even in first month? - in 6 months? - in one year? - Answer: If you are lucky in 1-2 years. Will you quit after a month? - after 3 months? - after 6 months?
Then let's look at an Online business
Everybody will earn money online, can you find one person who don't want to make money online? - Interesting that most people will make money online, right? - That means you have a huge customer potential!
Still most people consider an online business and earning money online as a "push of a button" "Get Rich Quick" thing and something you do not need to spend much time on, like a lotto ticket. And there should not be any expences, it should be free and with no expences.
Come on get real, even a lotto ticket you'll have to pay for.
An online business do not require much, no business premices, no inventory, no business equipment except a computer and a coffee mug, which you probably allready had.
No rent except the monthly 4 P price of $97 monthly and yearly payment for your domain.
It do require certain tools to run your online business: autoresponder, a landingpage if you run a paid offer (use for example clickfunnels landingpage creator) and a tracking software (for example clickmagick). Total expenses inclucing 4P fee: around $150 monthly or with clickfunnels additional $97 monthly. If you promote 4 Percent free membership salespage, you don't need clickfunnels, other 4 Percent funnels might require a custom landingpage.
Optional: Hosting for your domain (blog or website). Some of TecAdemics courses, get at least entrepreneur club ($100 monthly) there is a ton of videos and training.
Get Customers: Like the Gift Shop owner, you will also need customers to look at your online shop and since they probably will not come by themselfes you will need to advertise to get them to your business (landingpage) and hopefully open the door to your shop (enter their email = optin) to look inside your shop and perhaps even make a purchase.
Question for you?
Why do people complain about the small 4P monthly fee of $97? - and complain that there are some expenses for needed tools? - Why do people quit after 1-2 months if they do not get results - and haven't even bothered to get the tools and get things set up.
Did you take driving lessons to learn to drive a car? - were You expert after your lessons? - No of course not, after your lessons it is time to really learn and practice.
Four Percent Guide - Part 6
Advanced: Elements of an online business
Short overview of elements for any online business - Here are the steps and tools needed to create an online business:
You promote any product online the same way
Your Landingpage ==> People optin ==> perhaps a Bridgepage ==> Your Salespage that presents what you have ==> You build a list of emails and send emails about the product and give value to your subscribers. That's a template and blueprint for selling any product online, including 4%.
You can have a special "bridge page" after optin and before the salespage. A short page where you welcome the subscriber that just opted in and present yourself with photo and maybe a video. So people know who you are and what they can expect before they come to the salespage. You have a button to next page = the salespage.
Note: When it comes to promoting 4 Percent's free public webinar, you could promote it directly, because it functions as a landingpage. You may also choose to put a landingpage and a bridgepage in front of the webinar registration page.
1. Your own domain with an optin landingpage
You have your own domain that goes to your optin landingpage. 4P have landingpage templates for the different funnels, you can install in few seconds with a clickfunnels share code. You don't neccessarily need to have your own website or blog to do online business.
2. An autoreponder with email series connected to your landingpage (I recommend aweber)
When people optin, they get on your autoresponder email list and receive your emails automatically. After optin they get redirected to your sales page or bridgepage (see 3 below).
3. A salespage with a product to sell
It could be your own product, other peoples products or the 4 Percent system or TecAdemics products.
4. Congrats, you have started an online business.
It's a learning curve
It's a learning curve and a little struggle to get things set up and to write the emails, but when you have learned that, it's not that difficult.
Once you know how, you can do it again in few hours. But if you are new and it's first time, you need to learn how and need to follow the instruction in 4 P backoffice: the Start here 7-steps and episode 1-4 and beyond.
When you have learned the elements of an online business, outlined above, you can easily create a new landingpage and connect it to another sales page, a new autoresponder list with new set of emails to sell something completely different.
To set things up is a one time job and once you know how, it's easy to do it again and create another landingpage for a complete different offer.
After you have set up your business, it's about traffic and how to get visitors to your business (Your landingpage) and get them to optin and nurture your email contacts so they hopefully become visitors.
Your Business assets
Your business assets are your domain, your landingpage, website, blog, facebook page and your email contacts and knowledge how to put everything together. And of course your computer and your coffee mug.
That's the key elements in any online business. Once you master those things nobody can take it away from you and you may sell anything you like. That's the goal for 4 Percent to bring you there and teach you how to become independent and not rely on any other business or system.
Shopify webstore another version of an online business
Another version of an online business is to start a shopify webstore, it's more comparable to the offline "gift shop". You have the storefront as landingpage and your main focus should be to find products to your shelves, to advertise and fullfill the orders. It will be a good idea to collect emails from your customers. More on shopify on the TecAdemics & Shopify page
Four Percent Guide - Part 7
Lead Generation - Email Marketing - and sales
I saw this Post by Kevin from our facebook group - I think it's very important
A brief introduction to why you may be having problems with sales
Solo ads, banner ads, media buys, fb ads, post cards, mailers, tv, radio, live events, twitter, IG, GA, cold calls, flyers, bandit signs.....oh my
What do all these have in common?
They are all lead generators. Different mediums, different audiences, different messages... at the core they are all lead generators. Notice I say lead generators, not sale generators.
It is important to understand the difference. Getting a lead is nothing more than making someone aware of you or your product. Chances are they don't know you, they never met you, they don't know your product. The job of lead gen is to get someone to raise their hand and say 'Hey I don't know you, but seems you have something interesting here, let me take a look'
On the other hand a sale is someone who knows, likes, and trusts you and decides to lay down cold hard cash to buy what you have to offer. You see they are two very different things, one initiates the conversation, the other closes the deal.
It kind of goes like this: Lead + value + value + value + value + value.... = Sale.
So if you are expecting to spend time, money and energy on generating leads, you better be ready to spend time, money and energy on nurturing those leads and providing value, and engaging with those leads. If you don't want to do that, don't waste your time on lead gen. Sure you may get a small sale here or there, or maybe even a big one every once in a while, but are you here for sporadic little happenstances, or are you here to build a long term business?
The fundamentals of building a business are the same no matter what the business is... online, offline, B2B, B2C, service, products.... You have to spend money, or time (networking) to generate leads, then treat those leads like gold, then and only they will you build a long term business that thrives.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but just cause this is an online business doesn't mean it is easy, or cheap. You either buy your way into leads, or our work your way into leads. Spend money to make money, that is an old but true adage. Want to open a Subway Franchise then be prepared to drop $150-200K before the first customer walks in the door. This business has a much lower barrier to entry but you still need to be willing to put out the Benjamins to bring them in.
So next time you say 'this' traffic didn't work, think for a minute, what did you do with the traffic after you got it? Nothing? well there is your problem. The money is in the follow up. Are there crappy lead services out there, you betcha, be careful of those, but before we call any traffic bad, let's have a good look in the mirror first and see what do we do to help our cause?
Hey if you are running lead gen awesome, you are 10 steps above everyone else, if you want to take it to the next level, add consistent value added follow up and you will be golden
Four Percent Guide - Part 8
Think and Grow Rich - and other books, Videos and inspirational
NOTE: Ultimo August the free level was removed and changed to "Lite" which is $7 monthly and $49 mth for Pro-member
Other pages that might have your interest as an online Entrepreneur:
• Inspirational videos and books for your mindset and personal development
Download these classic books here
- The classic must read Book "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill
Also download these books on same page:
"The Science of Getting Rich" by Wallace Wattles
"As a Man Thinketh" - by James Allen
"Psycho-Cybernetics" - by Maxwell Maltz
- Personal development "You were Born Rich" by Bob Proctor
- Tony Robbins "One choice can change your life"
- Will Smith "Inspirational words of wisdom"
- Oprah Winfrey "Reveals the great Secret"
My Health and Diet website (in danish with translator):www.langtfedtliv.dk
I'm living in Denmark (city Copenhagen) I'm a veterinarian and biologist (DVM, Msc) and have been self employed for many years, including offline business like small animal clinic.
Being able to work from home & doing things when I like and work when I want, has so much value.
enjoy, regards Hans Ronne