Image via WikipediaMy previous post on Ken Evoy of Sitesell attacking blogging created some good discussion, both here and on the Sitesell forums though you need to be a Sitesell owner or affiliate to read the discussion there.
For anyone who hasn’t come up with a gift for Mothers Day and you live in a country celebrating it tomorrow, it is still not too late to take advantage of the 2 for 1 special that Sitesell are running.
Mother’s day for me is always confusing. In the UK this year it was March 2nd, in Poland it is May 26th.
Globalization and Localization has always interested me in internet marketing
Ken enjoyed the discussion that took place here, obviously because it helps promote his brand, but in addition I am sure it also helps with product positioning and development.
He has consented to an interview with “tough” questions – I have quite a few of my own, but I thought it would be a good opportunity to “open up the mike” and take some reader submissions.
If you have some burning questions you want to ask Ken, either leave them in a comment, or use my contact form if you don’t want them aired in public before I can spring them on Ken when he is in the hot seat.
I am not sure what format the interview will take yet
The easy stuff I already plan to ask Ken about include:-
- Sitesell in global markets (how localized is it, and where next?)
- Alternative payment methods for affiliates have been in the pipeline for as long as I can remember.
- Why do so many SBI sites look the same (where are the news themes) – custom designs are few and far between
- Affiliate tracking with SubIDs
Do you have any questions you want to ask? (tough ones if possible)
Make Your Words Sell isn’t your run-of-the-mill ebook.
It was a collaboration between Ken Evoy and Joe Robson, with Joe spending a total of 8 months writing the bulk of the material. It has been on sale and and constantly selling for the last 8 years, with no discount.
Compare that to the to the often publicised methods of writing an ebook in your spare time over a week and launching it the next.
Clocking in at 258 pages of refined and carefully edited content, whilst it might take you a whole weekend to read, it is in my opinion a must read for anyone looking to sell anything online.
Make Your Words Sell Is Now A Free Download
Now if you have spent the last year reading every copywriting blog such as quality content from Copyblogger or Michel Fortin, a lot of the material in Make Your Words Sell may seem familiar – however if you are that determined to master the art of online copywriting, you probably already purchased this years ago.
However for the rest of us who may for whatever reason not have read this classic in the art of online selling, it is really a must read.
Some might be tempted to think that if it is now free that it is no longer relevant. Nothing could be further from the truth. The content in Make Your Words Sell even if broken up into 20 or 30 separate articles would all be “Digg Worthy”.
I am sure the book has been slightly updated over the last 8 years, but the bulk remains the same quality content it always has been.
Unlike some of the other books published by Sitesell, I don’t think their system – Content Traffic PREsell Monetize – appears even once – Make Your Words Sell was written as a pure learning aid (you can learn a lot from all the Sitesell ebooks, even if some are slightly more PREsell)
One interesting concept covered that bloggers definitely need to learn is how necessary it is to sell freebies, even if it is just a link to another article, another blog post, or for a free service. A link on its own generally isn’t enough.