Category: Marketing Automation Software

Jump Start Marketing with The Wedding Letter

Back in 2004 I [Roger, founder of SwiftCloud] worked in the mortgage business for a guy named Bill Hogarty of Olympia Funding. Bill had created a machine where his clients would not just self-duplicate, they would refer, on average, 1.7 deals for every 1 deal completed. This meant his business kept growing by 70% each Read More…

Tripwire Offers

Tripwire OffersJan 27,2018

A “tripwire” offer is a very high value, low cost “soft yes” / “shy yes” way for customers to get a sense for the value you provide. Not all people will opt into your tripwire offer, but those that do are much more serious, and more likely to buy from you in the future for Read More…

Inbound Marketing

Inbound MarketingOct 15,2017

Inbound Marketing is not only a lower cost per lead for many industries, it also yields higher quality leads. To be more precise: Inbound marketing for some industries can yield 12,000% ROI. For others it’ll be a loss. It’s had a lot of hype of late, so we want to help. Let’s start at the Read More…

Inbound Marketing

Inbound MarketingSep 25,2017

Inbound Marketing is not only a lower cost per lead for many industries, it also yields higher quality leads. To be more precise: Inbound marketing for some industries can yield 12,000% ROI. For others it’ll be a loss. It’s had a lot of hype of late, so we want to help. Let’s start at the Read More…

If you feel cheated, you’re doing it right

Moz.com is one of the leading SEO sites out there right now. Recently, I ran across a tidbit of gold that really popped out for me, which I’m paraphrasing entirely here: If you feel like you didn’t get something in return for lead bait, that’s good. You’ve created a positive feeling in your reader – Read More…

SEO vs. Pay Per Click

SEO vs. Pay Per Click. Which one would you choose? Two of the most talked about internet marketing strategies are search engine optimization (SEO) and pay per click advertising. One of the questions we here at Vertical Measures get asked the most is, “Should I invest in SEO or should I invest in pay per Read More…

How to Reduce The Marketing Budget

Over the years as a small agency we’ve helped hundreds of small businesses in various capacities. One of the most common questions especially among the smallest of businesses is about how to reduce the budget. Don’t get me wrong- larger companies are definitely cost-conscious and want to “sweat the capital” too, and I can appreciate it. Read More…

How to add a line of business

A client asked this, and rather than simply fire off an email, I told him I’d write a post. Why? It’s not too complex, but the usual way is the “Nike school of business: just do it” method, which is a bit of rolling the dice. There’s a better way – the best of which Read More…

21 Step Sales Letter Outline

While I’d love to take credit for the below, it’s me standing on the shoulders of giants – specifically, Ryan Deiss, Perry Belcher, Dan Kennedy, indirectly Joe Sugarman, and a few others. I ripped it off, then tweaked and noted and rehashed, like any marketer does. Use this as a template for sales letters, videos, Read More…

Influencer Marketing Software

As a teenager in the 1990’s, I worked for a small TV station in Minnesota, which was owned by a radio station. It was a fun time with plenty of shenanigans and pranks in between jam-packed deadline crunches. At that time, the major influencers were media companies. The barrier to entry was high, media was Read More…