by Floyd Tapia
What would you do with 500, 1000 or
more additional visitors each day?
Imagine how your web business will
grow with an extra 2000, 5000 or
MORE leads each month . . .
Okay, I'll stop teasing you. . . But
what IF those extra leads and visitors
cost you NOTHING? Let me tell you a
story a friend of mine named Paul
Galloway shared with me. . .
The Brilliant Webmaster
Once upon a time, not too long ago
in a nearby web land, there was a
business owner looking for a way to
increase visitors to his website AND
a way to increase his subscribers.
He and his webmaster came up with a
simple but brilliant idea. They had
some software developed to help them
implement this viral idea, and then
they launched the new campaign.
In just a couple of months, his
website had received tons of visitors
(including lots of REPEAT visitors)
and almost 49,739 subscribers from
In fact, by setting it up properly,
your per-subscriber cost could be ZERO.
Zero cost? What a beautiful end to this
story. What was this powerful secret?
Surprisingly, this wasn't a "new"
concept like all the gurus brag about
with their brand new, super secret,
No. Interesting enough, you've almost
certainly seen the "component parts"
of this system in other places.
What made this idea so brilliant was to
combine two existing traffic devices and
add a "twist" -- and this powerful twist
is where the super viral effect is born.
Okay, it's almost redundant to say this
but everyone knows that they should try
to build a list of customers to be
truly successful. But try this...
The two "components" are a "tell a friend"
program and an online contest. What? Is
that all? Well try this on for size. Oh,
I'll get to the "twist" in a second . . .
Viral Marketing with a "Twist"
1. Start an online contest, drawing, etc.
2. Let the contestants know that by entering
the contest they're also subscribing to your
3. On the contest form, put a referral or
tell a friend box where contestant can enter
friends and business associates so that they
will be sent an invitation to enter the contest.
But here comes the really good part... NOW
we're going to add a "TWIST" to maximize
- Let the contestant know that every person
they refer to your contest, they will get
an additional entry as well. This is part
of the powerful twist.
- Second part of the twist: After they
submit the form, give them a URL where they
can check to see the "front runners" in the
These last two items are what makes this so
powerful. You give your contestants an extra
incentive to refer more and more of their
friends and a way to track their standing
in the contest.
Do you see how this taps into your visitor's
triggers of greed and competitive nature?
Here's an example of a real contest:
If you take the time to set this up properly,
you too may cause an avalanche of quality
traffic and subscribers to your site.
I can't say enough about the importance of
putting this unused, yet lucrative marketing
technique into action. This IS viral marketing
with a powerful twist at its best.
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