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The Art of Online Business

[Formerly The Art of Paid Traffic] Are you an online expert working toward the 6 or 7-figure mark in your business? Welcome to your one-stop-shop for practical tips, mindsets, actionable strategies, detailed case studies and everything else you need to build an online business and a life that lights you up. Whether you’re ready to increase your profit through Facebook and Instagram ads or you’re looking to find and focus on the CEO activities that’ll make the most meaningful difference in your business — you’re in the right place. Host Rick Mulready is an online business coach, ads expert and lifestyle entrepreneur sharing his path to building a million dollar business as an online expert and course creator. His specialty? Breaking complex overwhelm-inducing ideas and strategies into bite sized easy to understand pieces. His not-so-secret superpower? Teaching simplified Facebook and Instagram ad strategies you can use to create a foundation for more freedom, leads, and sales in your business. Ready for more income AND impact? Discover why The Art of Online Business has over 4.5 million downloads from ambitious online experts committed to creating profitable and purposeful businesses!
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May 10, 2019

Welcome to another Quick Tip episode!

This is where I share a quick tip with you each week that’s related to Facebook ads or online marketing or just general growing your business tips.

Today’s quick tip is about how to double your email open rate in two simple steps.

Let’s jump into it...

Links & Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

https://rickmulready.com/impacttraining

https://www.instagram.com/rickmulready

May 8, 2019

Speaking is a critical skill that’s needed in order to sell your products and services, and in order to grow your online business, you need to sell. That is why I’m bringing my good buddy Colin Boyd on to the podcast to share his expertise with you today. Colin is a brilliant coach, International speaker, business mentor and an authority on influence, persuasion and communication, and he shares how you can use speaking to grow and scale your business, in an authentic way.

By “speaking” we’re not just talking about from the stage though, even though Colin considers speaking from stage “the mecca.” Speaking also means when you do live video, Instagram Stories, webinars and all the other ways you are communicating with your audience in verbal form.

In this episode Colin is going to reveal the 6 levels of structuring your speaking, so you can better connect with your audience and drive them to take whatever actions it is that you want them to take.

He talks about what selling actually is when it comes to presenting something to your audience, how to get people literally nodding in agreement to what you’re saying, and why addressing the “yeah but….” objections is critical, and can easily be done with the right approach.

Speaking is a skill that I’ve worked really hard on over the years, and Colin has been a huge help for me in doing this. In fact, I even open up about my very first speaking gig in 2013 that didn’t go so well, and I discuss what I’ve done to change how I present to groups since then.

Becoming a better speaker doesn’t happen overnight, but you can do it and Colin will give you the tools and practical tips to start implementing right away so that you can master your stage, wherever it may be.

Before we start the show, I’ve got something to ask. How do you listen to this podcast? Is it in the iTunes app, Stitcher, Spotify or maybe iHeart Radio? Do you listen to it at regular speed, or maybe like me you listen to your podcasts at 1.5X speed? I want to know! Take a screenshot of you tuning in to The Art of Paid Traffic, and include it on your Instagram Story, while tagging me, @RickMulready!

Want to win a 30-minute strategy session with me? I’ll be drawing one winner at random each month, and all you have to do is give me your feedback on this podcast over at http://rickmulready.com/messenger, telling me what you’d like to hear more of - including topics you’d like to see covered, guests, style and frequency of the show!

On the Show Today You’ll Learn:

  • The very first step to take in leveraging speaking to grow your business and what to do if you really don’t want to get in front of an audience
  • A traumatic event from Colin’s childhood that has influenced his speaking and what he does to this day
  • Why people are afraid of speaking and the 6 levels of the journey a speaker will go on
  • Tangible things you can start doing to improve the connection you have with your audience
  • The biggest webinar mistakes that Colin sees entrepreneurs making – and how to avoid them
  • Why more content and teaching isn’t what people are looking for
  • The role your story will play in the mastering of the sales process
May 1, 2019

Joining me on the show today is my buddy (and brilliant YouTube ads wizard!) Tom Breeze. Tom runs a U.K.-based YouTube ads agency that works with some huge brands and online influencers, and if his name sounds familiar, it’s because this is actually the fourth time he has been a guest on the podcast. 

Tom’s not here to talk about YouTube ads today though, although we do touch on it a bit at the beginning of the episode. What we’re really going to dive into is answering a question that I get asked all the time: How much should I be spending on my ad campaign? 

He’s going to break this down by getting into all of the stats that we should be keeping an eye on if we want to be running successful ad campaigns on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and the other online platforms that exist.

By this end of this episode you’re even going to have an equation for calculating your exact cost for acquiring a customer, which then tells you exactly how much you can be spending per lead. Not only has Tom created a framework for calculating this figure, but he also bakes in the profit margin to be shooting for.

This is an interview that got me so pumped, and I can’t wait to share it with you. Full disclosure, it is a bit heavy on the math, so I’ve if you’re a visual person like me, I’ve put together a PDF download for you to accompany the episode. This resource outlines the calculation that Tom shares today, and you can download it at http://rickmulready.com/278.

Before we start the show, I’ve got something to ask. How do you listen to this podcast? Is it in the iTunes app, Stitcher, Spotify or maybe iHeart Radio? Do you listen to it at regular speed, or maybe like me you listen to your podcasts at 1.5X speed? I want to know! Take a screenshot of you tuning in to The Art of Paid Traffic, and include it on your Instagram Story, while tagging me, @RickMulready!

Want to win a 30-minute strategy session with me? I’ll be drawing one winner at random each month, and all you have to do is give me your feedback on this podcast over at http://rickmulready.com/messenger, telling me what you’d like to hear more of - including topics you’d like to see covered, guests, style and frequency of the show!

On the Show Today You’ll Learn: 

  • Why diversification of traffic is so important and strategies for doing this
  • The different types of offers that work best with YouTube ads versus Facebook ads
  • The numbers you should be watching very carefully in order to have a successful campaign
  • Revenue – Cost = Profit isn’t ideal (and the formula to use instead to start looking at profit differently)
  • How you can improve your revenue per lead and why this can help save you from comparing yourself with the competition
  • A case study of how he lowered a client’s lead cost from $9.33 to $4.44, while lowering the view rate and increasing the clickthrough rate of the campaign
  • The 5 key pages to have in a funnel and what Tom is tracking throughout it
  • How he is achieving an amazing 60-80% show up rate for evergreen funnels on YouTube

  • The recommended time it’ll take to evaluate the numbers in your funnel in order to start making tweaks and modifications
Apr 26, 2019

Welcome to another Quick Tip episode!

This is where I share a quick tip with you each week that’s related to Facebook ads or online marketing or just general growing your business tips.

In today’s quick tip I show you how to avoid a common “mistake” with Instagram Story ads.

Let’s jump into it...

Links & Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

http://rickmulready.com/training

Apr 24, 2019

On today’s episode I welcome back Steve Loiselle, a student of mine who is absolutely crushing it for his local business clients with his Facebook Messenger campaigns. I asked Steve to come back so he could take you through 3 case studies where he’s getting amazing results, including one for a local real estate agent, one for a restaurant owner in a small town, and the campaign Steve is doing for his martial arts gym that’s opening soon.

You’re going to hear how the real estate campaign led to the sale of two houses, including one that was $600,000, in only 5 days and with a small ad spend of just $260. The restaurant owner more than 10X’d the initial ad spend of $250, and Steve sold 20 new memberships at $657 for his marital arts gym that doesn’t open until June 2019, with an ad spend of $300!

Steve has become the “go to” person for advice in our Facebook group when in comes to Facebook Messenger campaigns, not only is he doing so well for his clients, but because he’s doing it in some very small local markets in Eastern Canada.

I continue to be so impressed by Steve and the campaigns he’s running for his clients. How is he accomplishing these results? By being patient, consistent, doing his research and by always testing and re-testing.

Make sure to stick around to the end of the episode, as I’m going to give you the details on a special live training and I will be doing with founder and CEO of Opesta, Ethan Sigmon, all around Facebook Messenger. If you’re not using Facebook Messenger right now you’re going to want to check this out, because there are a lot of very cool things we’ll be talking about that you could be doing right now to market and grow your business!

Before we start the show, I’ve got something to ask. How do you listen to this podcast? Is it in the iTunes app, Stitcher, Spotify or maybe iHeart Radio? Do you listen to it at regular speed, or maybe like me you listen to your podcasts at 1.5X speed? I want to know! Take a screenshot of you tuning in to The Art of Paid Traffic, and include it on your Instagram Story, while tagging me, @RickMulready.  

Want to win a 30-minute strategy session with me? I’ll be drawing one winner at random each month, and all you have to do is give me your feedback on this podcast over at http://rickmulready.com/messenger, telling me what you’d like to hear more of - including topics you’d like to see covered, guests, style and frequency of the show!

On the Show Today You’ll Learn:

  • What motivated Steve to focus Facebook Messenger versus the other forms of online advertising
  • People love to connect – how he’s using this to increase the results he’s seeing in his clients’ campaigns
  • The funnel he used for his real estate client and what he did to pre-qualify and increase the quality of leads coming in
  • The objective he used to get 23 cent leads in this campaign and how he targeted the ads in such a small area
  • Why the language he used for the bot was so important and contributed to the success they saw in the campaign
  • What Steve did before even approaching the owner of the restaurant to propose working together
  • The contest giveway funnel he used to generate a 10x return on the restaurant owner’s ad spend, and what he would do differently next time to make even more for his client
  • How Steve used Facebook Messenger to created awareness for his soon-to-open martial ads studio and the objective he used to build an audience
  • The funnel that led to 110 email subscribers for his new business in just 3 days and how he’s using video to increase interaction with his customers 

 

Apr 19, 2019

Welcome to another Quick Tip episode!

This is where I share a quick tip with you each week that’s related to Facebook ads or online marketing or just general growing your business tips.

In today’s quick tip we’ll look at if you are you doing a disservice to your audience.

Let’s jump into it...

Links & Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

http://rickmulready.com/training

https://rickmulready.com/kayse-morris-online-business/ (#234)

https://rickmulready.com/whats-your-why/

Apr 17, 2019

In this episode you’ll hear a conversation with Ethan Sigmon, who is the founder and CEO of Opesta, a Facebook Messenger marketing automation tool. I asked Ethan to come back on the podcast to share a really cool Facebook Messenger case study of a campaign he worked on with our mutual friend, John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneurs on Fire, who also happens to be a past guest of The Art of Paid Traffic.

Ethan reveals the strategy they used to help John become on of the top affiliates for Russell Brunson’s Expert Secrets book campaign, topping huge names like Tony Robbins in the process.

He shares why this strategy worked so well, and how you could be doing the same thing in your business right now. If you’re a regular listener of the show you know that I’m a huge fan of marketing with Facebook Messenger, which is another reason why I wanted to bring Ethan back to talk more about it.

Make sure to stick around to the end of the episode, as I’m going to give you the details on a special live training Ethan and I will be doing all around Facebook Messenger very soon. If you’re not using Facebook Messenger right now you’re going to want to check this out, because there are a lot of very cool things we’ll be talking about that you could be doing right now to market and grow your business!

Before we start the show, I’ve got something to ask. How do you listen to this podcast? Is it in the iTunes app, Stitcher, Spotify or maybe iHeart Radio? Do you listen to it at regular speed, or maybe like me you listen to your podcasts at 1.5X speed? I want to know! Take a screenshot of you tuning in to The Art of Paid Traffic, and include it on your Instagram Story, while tagging me, @RickMulready!

Want to win a 30-minute strategy session with me? I’ll be drawing one winner at random each month, and all you have to do is give me your feedback on this podcast over at http://rickmulready.com/messenger, telling me what you’d like to hear more of - including topics you’d like to see covered, guests, style and frequency of the show!

On the Show Today You’ll Learn:

• Ethan’s motivation for doing what he does, and the “a-ha” moment when he realized they needed to go all in on Facebook Messenger

• How to use Facebook’s “Comment to Messenger” feature and stay within their guidelines

• A killer Facebook Live strategy for building your Messenger list (and other free tactics that will help do it) • A simple tweak Ethan used for John Lee Dumas’ campaign that shot him to the top of the affiliate leaderboard

• The funnel they used, including the landing page layout and copy

• What the “24-hour” rule is for Facebook Messenger and why you should be aware of it

• Why he feels the value of a Messenger subscriber is so much greater than that of an email subscriber right now

• What you can do today to get started with Facebook Messenger and ensure you’re not leaving money on the table with your customers

Next week Steve Loiselle will be back on the podcast to share how he’s crushing it with Facebook Messenger! He’ll be talking about 3 specific campaigns, including one where a real estate agent sold a $600,000 house in 5 days using a Messenger campaign, the crazy results a restaurant in a small town achieved, as well as how Steve and his girlfriend are using in to market their brand new business!

Apr 12, 2019

Welcome to another Quick Tip episode!

This is where I share a quick tip with you each week that’s related to Facebook ads or online marketing or just general growing your business tips.

Today’s quick tip is about understanding cold, warm & hot traffic.

Let’s jump into it...

Links & Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

http://rickmulready.com/training 

Apr 10, 2019

I’m very excited today to be bringing you the first in-person podcast recorded here at the Team Mulready studio, with my guest being a very good friend of mine, Mel Abraham. In this episode Mel and I will be talking about a topic that’s been touched on before on the podcast, but never to this extent. We’re are looking at discussing market sophistication and market saturation, and the need for us to all be aware that not every person in our target audiences is at the same place in his or her business journey.

Mel’s background is as a CPA, but as he says, he’s an “entrepreneur by exhilaration,” started his first business venture at the age of 11 years old doing magic shows for kids (and making $50 per half hour in the process)!

His mission now is to help others discover how to build their own expert business and become an authority brand and thought leader. In this episode you’ll hear how he did this for himself as a CPA and set himself from his many competitors, which I thought was very relevant as the online space as well can be a very crowded niche.

Mel shares his expertise on thought leadership, and what really makes a leader. Regardless of where you are in your business though, there’s a need to have conversations with your audience where they are at, and Mel gives the framework for how we can do this, the right way, in this episode.

You’re going to hear his advice for someone just starting out with an online business, where a lot of us are going wrong, and what we should be appealing to in our audience and what to have in place of each level of market saturation.

When it comes to market sophistication, messaging is key and you absolutely need to know who you want to serve, and how to serve them one you’ve identified where they are at in their journey.

As Mel says, society is starved for a new way of thinking and doing things, but more importantly, they’re starved for hope. Your audience can see the possibilities for their future and where they want to be through you, and by positioning yourself the right way you will be help to help more people in the process.

Before we start the show, I’ve got something to ask. How do you listen to this podcast? Is it in the iTunes app, Stitcher, Spotify or maybe iHeart Radio? Do you listen to it at regular speed, or maybe like me you listen to your podcasts at 1.5X speed? I want to know! Take a screenshot of you tuning in to The Art of Paid Traffic, and include it on your Instagram Story, while tagging me, @RickMulready!

Want to win a 30-minute strategy session with me? I’ll be drawing one winner at random each month, and all you have to do is give me your feedback on this podcast over at http://rickmulready.com/messenger, telling me what you’d like to hear more of - including topics you’d like to see covered, guests, style and frequency of the show!

On the Show Today You’ll Learn:

• What really makes us an “expert” – and why it’s not just about the amount of letters that come after our name

• How to get through the imposter syndrome, or feeling that we aren’t the ones to be teaching other people our content

• What “market saturation” means and the 5 levels of it that exist

• The most powerful level of market saturation and how we can target his aspect of our clients in the most effective way

• The power of visual learning tools and how to use them to speak directly to your ideal audience

• Why being the loudest in your niche and “casting a wide net” isn’t the best way to market yourself, and what you should be focusing on instead

• Where to find the right audience to speak your message to, and what to do once you locate them

• The ways Mel does his targeting and tests his messaging to different parts of his audience

• What I have done in the past to figure out why my clients have purchased products from me and what set me apart from others in my niche for them

Apr 5, 2019

Welcome to another Quick Tip episode!

This is where I share a quick tip with you each week that’s related to Facebook ads or online marketing or just general growing your business tips.

Today’s quick tip is talking about what's your "why" in your business.

Let’s jump into it...

Apr 3, 2019

I’m so excited to be bringing you this interview today with Trish Taylor, who is part of our Accelerator group training program. Trish is a personal stylist who helps female entrepreneurs dress for the life they want, to dress the body they have right now and to love what they’re seeing in the mirror. My team and I have been watching Trish evolve so much in just the past 6 weeks, because just a short time ago she really wasn’t clear about who she was really meant to serve.

You’re going to hear the ways Trish has gotten clarity on who her ideal target audience is, and how she’s now created an online course that’s helped her narrow her focus even more.

Trish breaks down what this $497 course looks like, her funnel for the launch and how she’s just started running Facebook ads to promote it. At the time of recording it’s too early to tell how her ad campaigns did, but she promises to come back on and update listeners on the results!

Trish has some big plans for her business, and this course is the first step for her to connect deeper with the people she’s really passionate about serving. I think what she teaches lends itself very well for courses, webinars, challenges and paid advertising, which is why I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for Trish.

Before we start the show, I’ve got something to ask. How do you listen to this podcast? Is it in the iTunes app, Stitcher, Spotify or maybe iHeart Radio? Do you listen to it at regular speed, or maybe like me you listen to your podcasts at 1.5X speed? I want to know! Take a screenshot of you tuning in to The Art of Paid Traffic, and include it on your Instagram Story, while tagging me, @RickMulready!

Want to win a 30-minute strategy session with me? I’ll be drawing one winner at random each month, and all you have to do is give me your feedback on this podcast over at http://rickmulready.com/messenger, telling me what you’d like to hear more of - including topics you’d like to see covered, guests, style and frequency of the show!

On the Show Today You’ll Learn:

• Why Trish would like to move away from 1-on-1 coaching, and how she plans to do this

• How she’s using a quiz and a challenge launch – but why I feel she shouldn’t count out using webinars

• The metrics she should be paying attention to when she evaluates the results of her Facebook ad campaigns

• My recommendations for how to follow-up with people who didn’t purchase the course

• An “asset” that Trish can leverage to sell her course and future products

• What she can do to keep prospects warm while she’s in the prelaunch phase

• Ideas for content she can create to attract the right audience, including a way to get introduced to other people’s audiences (and serve them too)

Mar 29, 2019

Welcome to another Quick Tip episode!

This is where I share a quick tip with you each week that’s related to Facebook ads or online marketing or just general growing your business tips.

Today’s quick tip is about how your audience is starving for your help...what are you waiting for?!

Let’s jump into it...

Links & Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

https://chelseanicole.com/

http://askmethod.com 

Mar 27, 2019

On today’s episode I’m chatting with Daniel Danies Hutt, a self-confessed “marketing nerd” who’s originally from England and now living in New Zealand. I’m so excited to bringing this conversation with you, and as you’ll hear, I took down a ton of notes from it during our discussion. Daniel has a ton of amazing online marketing strategies to share here with us, as he’s someone who does the work upfront to set himself up for success.

Daniel got a unique start in entrepreneurship when he created a clothing company overnight. Within 5 weeks he was selling his products in 5 retail stores, and you’re going to learn a very cool Facebook ads strategy that he used to have those 5 stores calling him and asking how they could sell his product.

Things went so well that people started asking him to do marketing for them, including paid ads and content writing, and Daniel and his partner now have two blogs, Inbound Ascension and Amp My Content.

In this episode we look at how Daniel has been driving cold traffic to his content and generating $22 for every dollar spent on ads, and why he is using the conversions objective inside Facebook Ads Manager.

He also reveals the feedback loop he’s using to tell how much money he can be spending per lead, and the importance of working with the Facebook algorithm, and not against it.

Daniel explains how his paid ads are benefiting his organic content, and why he feels that his content is converting so well. Daniel does a great job at testing and not giving up on what he’s trying too soon, and you’ll see that he’s playing the long game when it comes to Facebook advertising (and winning)!

Before we start the show, I’ve got something to ask. How do you listen to this podcast? Is it in the iTunes app, Stitcher, Spotify or maybe iHeart Radio? Do you listen to it at regular speed, or maybe like me you listen to your podcasts at 1.5X speed? I want to know! Take a screenshot of you tuning in to The Art of Paid Traffic, and include it on your Instagram Story, while tagging me, @RickMulready!

Want to win a 30-minute strategy session with me? I’ll be drawing one winner at random each month, and all you have to do is give me your feedback on this podcast over at http://rickmulready.com/messenger , telling me what you’d like to hear more of - including topics you’d like to see covered, guests, style and frequency of the show!

On the Show Today You’ll Learn:

• What Daniel’s current daily ad spend is and why he’s not in a hurry to quickly scale it up

• Why lead cost is the most important metric that he measures

• Where SEO fits into his organic and paid strategies

• What are “Hyper Specific Next Step Offers” (and how he’s getting conversion rates of up to 85% using them)

• The strategies he’s using to increase opt-ins and what he avoids in order to limit resistance from potential subscribers

• What his longer form ads consist of and what the targeting looks like for them

• Examples of ad images and headlines that have been extremely effective in catching the attention of his target audience

• His targeting strategies at the ads set level and how when it comes to marketing, we can all learn from the marketers of the past

• A “sneaky hack” of his that’s simple, but so good (and easy to do)!

Mar 22, 2019

Welcome to another Quick Tip episode!

This is where I share a quick tip with you each week that’s related to Facebook ads or online marketing or just general growing your business tips.

Today’s quick tip is about how Facebook is removing the Relevance Score.

Let’s jump into it...

Mar 20, 2019

Today’s guest is a student of mine who is sharing an amazing story of how she was able to leave her full-time job of teaching in December 2017, after almost 8 years in the classroom, due to the tremendous success of her online business.

Kayse Morris got started on what was then a side hustle 6 years ago by selling her teaching resources on Teacher Pay Teachers. After making $600 in her first year of doing it, in three years she had tripled her salary from teaching and generated 6-figures online.

In this episode Kayse shares why she then decided to give up a stable teaching job and make the leap into full-time entrepreneurship. In her words, she’s doing what she loves now, and it’s been a “wild ride!”

Her first launch in October 2018 generated $127,000 in revenue, selling a $397 product, and quite literally changed her life in the process. Kayse didn’t stop there though, and just a few short months later she made improvements and launched a second time with a $597 product, resulting in another $180,000 in revenue.

You’re going to hear the lessons Kayse has learned along her journey, the strategies she used for both launches, what her biggest fears were, the big mindset shifts she has made since leaving her job, and so much more.

Kayse’s story is so motivating, because she figured out a lot of how to run her business on her own, and she is now showing others how they too can leave their jobs by turning their passions into successful online businesses. She is someone who knows her audience very well, leads with value and the impact she wants to have first, and the financial results followed.

I feel like we just scratched the surface with this conversation, which is why I’ll be excited to bring Kayse back to share more of her experiences with you on the podcast!

Before we start the show, I’ve got something to ask. How do you listen to this podcast? Is it in the iTunes app, Stitcher, Spotify or maybe iHeart Radio? Do you listen to it at regular speed, or maybe like me you listen to your podcasts at 1.5X speed? I want to know! Take a screenshot of you tuning in to The Art of Paid Traffic, and include it on your Instagram Story, while tagging me, @RickMulready!

Want to win a 30-minute strategy session with me? I’ll be drawing one winner at random each month, and all you have to do is give me your feedback on this podcast over at http://rickmulready.com/messenger, telling me what you’d like to hear more of - including topics you’d like to see covered, guests, style and frequency of the show!

On the Show Today You’ll Learn:

• How Kayse was able to 10x the revenue from her side hustle in just 3 years, and her early attempts to build an email list

• The way she grew her email list from 13,000 people to 21,000 during her first launch - in just one week using an organic strategy

• The ad strategy Kayse used that resulted in a cost per lead of just over 30 cents on that first launch, with an ad spend of just $10 per day

• How she developed her course, after years of validating it, and why knowing her ideal audience inside-out was so key in her success

• What shifts she made for her second launch in order to attract the right students and cultivate a true sense of community

• The ad strategy she used for the second launch and other things she did differently for it, including using affiliates

Mar 15, 2019

Welcome to another Quick Tip episode!

This is where I share a quick tip with you each week that’s related to Facebook ads or online marketing or just general growing your business tips.

Today’s quick tip is about how to hone your copywriting skills.

Let’s jump into it...

Links & Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

https://copyhackers.com/

https://rickmulready.com/joanna-wiebe/ (#57)

https://thecopywriterclub.com/podcast/

https://rickmulready.com/brandon-lucero-thought-reversal/ (#197)

https://rickmulready.com/brandon-lucero-facebook-video/ (#119)

https://www.instagram.com/rickmulready/

Books Mentioned:

Breakthrough Advertising by Eugene M. Schwartz

Scientific Advertising by Claude C. Hopkins

The Boron Letters by Gary C. Halbert

Tested Advertising Methods by John Caples

Cashvertising by Drew Eric Whitman

Influence by Robert Cialdini

Mar 13, 2019

Today’s episode is a little bit different from what I normally share here on the podcast. A few months ago I opened up to my email list and Instagram followers about the experiences I was having as a new dad, because it was a really hard time for me. The support and outreach I received really touched me, and it inspired me to record this show today.

As you can imagine, I’ve learned a whole lot in the 3 months since my daughter was born. Some of these lessons are applicable to running a business, and I’ll be sharing them with you in this episode of The Art of Paid Traffic.

Before we start the show, I’ve got something to ask. How do you listen to this podcast? Is it in the iTunes app, Stitcher, Spotify or maybe iHeart Radio? Do you listen to it at regular speed, or maybe like me you listen to your podcasts at 1.5X speed? I want to know! Take a screenshot of you tuning in to The Art of Paid Traffic, and include it on your Instagram Story, while tagging me, @RickMulready!

Want to win a 30-minute strategy session with me? I’ll be drawing one winner at random each month, and all you have to do is give me your feedback on this podcast over at http://rickmulready.com/messenger, telling me what you’d like to hear more of - including topics you’d like to see covered, guests, style and frequency of the show!

On the Show Today You’ll Learn:

• Why the first month of being a new dad was such a struggle for me

• The moment a special connection was made with my daughter

• How control is just an illusion – and what to do instead

• What has happened to my productivity in business since becoming a father

• Why like parenthood, your business too will be a journey

I’ve got a Quick Tip episode coming for you next, and I’ll be sharing my tools and resources for how you can hone your copywriting skills and become a much better copywriter!

Mar 8, 2019

Welcome to another Quick Tip episode!

This is where I share a quick tip with you each week that’s related to Facebook ads or online marketing or just general growing your business tips.

Today’s quick tip looks at if it's ok to turn off and turn back on campaigns.

Let’s jump into it...

Mar 6, 2019

Today’s guest has been a listener of the podcast for years now, back to when she was working a corporate job, and you’re going to be super-impressed with what she’s accomplished in her business to date.

Angie Gensler has a social media and digital marketing blog, where she focuses on teaching small businesses owners how to grow their business in a simplified way – without all the hustle.

Angie says she was basically a “team of one” as a marketer for a multi-million dollar company before making the leap to entrepreneurship, which was the driving force behind starting her own business to help other solopreneurs.

In this episode she reveals how her business started as a side hustle, but with the intent to do it full-time eventually, and her almost two-year journey to get there.

Angie was able to leave her corporate job in April of 2018, and today she breaks down her November 2018 ad campaign in which she absolutely crushed it! You’ll hear how she generated almost $200,000 in sales on a $60,000 ad spend mainly targeting cold traffic.

She reveals the strategy and mindset behind creating her amazing ads, including one ad that got engagement and social proof that will blow your mind! Angie also talks about how she used upsells, targeted niches and scaled her ads up effectively starting with just $10 test ads and the fears she faced in doing this.

The approach Angie took may not be the one that I’d recommend for everyone starting out, but she tracked her stats, used really good looking ads and planned things out to maximize her success. The results she’s achieved certainly speaks for themselves, and Angie is just getting started.

Before we start the show, I’ve got something to ask. How do you listen to this podcast? Is it in the iTunes app, Stitcher, Spotify or maybe iHeart Radio? Do you listen to it at regular speed, or maybe like me you listen to your podcasts at 1.5X speed? I want to know! Take a screenshot of you tuning in to The Art of Paid Traffic, and include it on your Instagram Story, while tagging me, @RickMulready!

Want to win a 30-minute strategy session with me? I’ll be drawing one winner at random each month, and all you have to do is give me your feedback on this podcast over at http://rickmulready.com/messenger, telling me what you’d like to hear more of - including topics you’d like to see covered, guests, style and frequency of the show!

On the Show Today You’ll Learn:

• How Angie leveraged Pinterest to initially grow her list and business

• The way she has continued to improve and build on her lead magnet that she turned into her main paid product

• Angie’s Facebook ads strategy and funnel, and the upsells that generated and extra $34,000 and $12,000 of additional revenue for her launch

• Why she targeting specific niches with her ads and used conversions as her objective

• The mindset shift Angie had to make around ad spend in order to scale up from running $10 test ads

• Where she is looking to go now with her business and my recommendation for what she should focus on in 2019

Mar 1, 2019

Welcome to another Quick Tip episode!

This is where I share a quick tip with you each week that’s related to Facebook ads or online marketing or just general growing your business tips.

Today’s quick tip is about how to increase revenue without more leads.

Let’s jump into it...

Links & Resources Mentioned in this Episode: 

https://rickmulready.com/roiclub

https://amzn.to/2Xn4S5j 

Feb 27, 2019

Today’s episode is something I’ve said I’d talk about for some time now. My guest today is Casey Tom, a nutrition coach who has personally helped me with my own health. As you’ll hear though, we’re not only going to be talking about that on this episode. We’ll take a look at Casey’s business, including how she’s currently using Facebook ads and what I think she can be doing differently to maximize the results she is seeing.

Casey has been a nutrition coach for almost 10 years now and she runs her own company called iCan Nutrition. She specializes in elevating entrepreneurs’ lives and allowing them to understand that in order to have their wealth, they must have their health. To do this she helps her clients with metabolism repair, gut health repair, energy and mood focus, among other things.

The catalyst for me seeking out Casey’s help is that in the Spring of 2018, I wasn’t feeling good physically. In fact, at a visit to my doctor’s office I discovered that I weighed the most I ever had, and I knew that I need to be at my highest level physically to not only perform in my business, but to be the best I could be for my family, as at that time I was about to be a new father. What I like most about what Casey does is it’s not overly restrictive, and she works with her clients to get them at the highest level of health.

In this episode Casey shares her past experience with using Facebook ads to sell her 12-week coaching program, and what hasn’t been working for her. In her latest campaign she was able to book a lot of strategy calls, but as she explains she had a lot of these people not show up, which is what I want to help her with today.

I coach Casey on some strategies I want her to try and regardless of what type of business you currently have, I think you’ll want to test one or more of these strategies to see how they can work for you in your business.

Before we start the show, I’ve got something to ask. How do you listen to this podcast? Is it in the iTunes app, Stitcher, Spotify or maybe iHeart Radio? Do you listen to it at regular speed, or maybe like me you listen to your podcasts at 1.5X speed? I want to know! Take a screenshot of you tuning in to The Art of Paid Traffic, and include it on your Instagram Story, while tagging me, @RickMulready!

Want to win a 30-minute strategy session with me? I’ll be drawing one winner at random each month, and all you have to do is give me your feedback on this podcast over at http://rickmulready.com/messenger, telling me what you’d like to hear more of - including topics you’d like to see covered, guests, style and frequency of the show!

On the Show Today You’ll Learn:

• Simple things to start doing right now from a nutrition standpoint to optimize your health

• The goal of her ad campaigns to sell her program and the one major breakdown she is having

• The reasons she feels that Facebook ads aren’t working for her at this time

• A simple strategy for introducing a lead magnet and why I think it could be helpful for her funnel

• How she can use qualifying questions to filter out people who may not be a fit for a strategy call

• A video series strategy for building engagement audiences that will help develop the “know, like and trust” factor with her target audience

• Strategies for Instagram, webinars and more that should dramatically improve the performance of her funnel

Feb 20, 2019

A few shows back I did a Quick Tip episode, which talked about how specific you should be getting when it comes to your Facebook Ads targeting. It raised a lot of questions from listeners who messaged me and asked how to go about finding target audiences in Ads Manager, which is why I wanted to do this show today.

A lot of people think they have to be as targeted as possible, but this is really no longer the case with Facebook. You want to be targeted, but you’re going to want to give more data to Facebook’s algorithm so it’ll find that target audience who are looking to convert, if that’s what your objective is.

In this episode I share how I approach finding target audiences for my Facebook Ads, and I take you through my entire process for doing this.

The key here is that you’ve got to do the work upfront, and that research will give you a clear and holistic understanding of your target audience. If you’re currently managing ads for other people, you’ll have to do the exercise I talk about today for your clients as well.

Like a lot of things on Facebook, targeting best practices is constantly changing, which is another reason while you’ll want to listen to and subscribe to this podcast, as well as be a customer of my other programs and products related to paid advertising.

Before we start the show, I’ve got something to ask. How do you listen to this podcast? Is it in the iTunes app, Stitcher, Spotify or maybe iHeart Radio? Do you listen to it at regular speed, or maybe like me you listen to your podcasts at 1.5X speed? I want to know! Take a screenshot of you tuning in to The Art of Paid Traffic, and include it on your Instagram Story, while tagging me, @RickMulready!

Want to win a 30-minute strategy session with me? I’ll be drawing one winner at random each month, and all you have to do is give me your feedback on this podcast over at http://rickmulready.com/messenger, telling me what you’d like to hear more of - including topics you’d like to see covered, guests, style and frequency of the show!

On the Show Today You’ll Learn:

• Why defining who your target audience is should be your very first step

• A killer website for getting ideas for your ad copy

• An example of how I would do niche targeting in a specific industry

• A free tool inside Facebook Ads Manager that I use to mine for data when researching my target audience

• My process for building an overarching list of targeting opportunities that is the beginning iterations of potential ad sets

• The number of people I want in my ad sets and why I want a bigger number when my objective is conversions

• The reasons why I usually start with my warm audiences and the order I like to follow

• What to do when you see a good Facebook ad that could be relevant to your business displayed in your newsfeed

Coming up on the next episode I have a Quick Tip where we’re going to be talking about why more leads isn’t always the answer to increasing the amount of revenue in your business, and I’ll take you through an example of what we’re doing here in my business around this concept.

Feb 15, 2019

Welcome to another Quick Tip episode!

This is where I share a quick tip with you each week that’s related to Facebook ads or online marketing or just general growing your business tips.

Today’s quick tip is all about Facebook Ads Campaign Budget Optimization.

Let’s jump into it...

Links & Resources Mentioned in this Episode: 

http://deadlinefunnel.com/aopt 

Feb 13, 2019

On today’s show we’re going to be discussing LinkedIn, both from an organic and paid advertising standpoint for generating leads and sales. This is something I haven’t talked awhole lot about on the podcast, and as you’ll hear, it’s not something that I’ve focused on for my own business.

In early 2019 posting content organically on LinkedIn started becoming an effective strategy for building brand awareness, connecting with your target audience and for generating leads. Now LinkedIn is finally focusing on improving its ad platform, and my guests today are killing and getting amazing results for their clients with the organic and paid strategies they’re using on LinkedIn.

David Tash and Joe Rizzo run an ad agency called Tash Advertising, specializing LinkedIn marketing. Specifically, they work with recruiters to generate leads, but the strategies they use can work for many types of businesses on LinkedIn.

We’re going to break down their exact process for using both organic content and paid advertising, and they share a case study where they spent $6,000 to generate over $24,000 in revenue in just 30 days!

We look at what someone needs to get started with LinkedIn marketing, as well as the special tool that can help you find your exact target audience on the platform. They reveal how they research decision makers at specific companies, how they use LinkedIn as a starting point to create a holistic marketing approach using retargeting across the Internet, and so much more.

If you’re using LinkedIn now, or if you’re not but you want to know how to use it for effectively marketing your brand and business, this is an episode you’re going to want to listen to.

Before we start the show, I’ve got something to ask. How do you listen to this podcast? Is it in the iTunes app, Stitcher, Spotify or maybe iHeart Radio? Do you listen to it at regular speed, or maybe like me you listen to your podcasts at 1.5X speed? I want to know! Take a screenshot of you tuning in to The Art of Paid Traffic, and include it on your Instagram Story, while tagging me, @RickMulready!

Want to win a 30-minute strategy session with me? I’ll be drawing one winner at random each month, and all you have to do is give me your feedback on this podcast over at http://rickmulready.com/messenger, telling me what you’d like to hear more of - including topics you’d like to see covered, guests, style and frequency of the show!

On the Show Today You’ll Learn:

• How they started using LinkedIn and developed their process and system for advertising on it

• What they’re doing for recruiters on the platform and how they’re doing it

• The tool inside of LinkedIn that they’re using to locate and market to their client’s target audience

• Their introductory and follow-up in mail sequences and how they’re using the LinkedIn Pixel

• How they leverage retargeting to maximize results • Why more people aren’t taking advantage of LinkedIn

• The step-by-step process they use, including their CTA, and message content

• The importance of being consistent on LinkedIn and how long it should take to see results once you are

• New features on the platform, what they’re currently testing and where they see advertising on Linked

In going in the near future Our next episode is a Quick Tip where I’ll be talking about why more leads isn’t always the answer for increasing revenue and growing your business. I’ll be taking you through a powerful exercise that we’re using in our business to get more out what we already have, and how you can do this too.

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