Joel Sauceda is the President & CEO of JB Internet Holdings Corp. Joel got his start in the direct marketing industry at the age of 19. Known as the “Dot Com Guy”, Joel has broken multiple records in the Online marketing industry and is responsible for multi-million dollars in Online revenues over the past 12 years. Joel is also responsible for procuring and developing the AdPlotter technology that is in the process of being patented. This technology is the first web-based ad “multi-poster” ever created and has been in beta test for the past 14 months.
Joel has stopped by today to share how the Adplotter software can help online sellers get their eBay and Amazon listings completed faster – and then some!
What was your motivation to create AdPlotter?
My 20 year career in the direct sales industry inspired me to create AdPlotter. As a low-budget marketer, I constantly sought out programs and systems that gave me the best “bang for my buck” in terms of advertising cost. It was a must for me because I did not have the capital to run TV or Radio ads or even pay Google for AdWords! I have learned over the years that there are always ways to get your message out for free or close to free!
Additional motivation for creating AdPlotter came from my favoring programs that required less of me being a sales person and more about technology doing most of the work. Angie, I guess my motivation was to take the time to create a program that could do this not only for me but ultimately the world! I am passionate about the development of AdPlotter because I use it myself (I sold a bike using it last week!). While I am not a techie, I own a marketing tech company where our developers and designers understand my vision and experience. As a team, we’re all motivated to make AdPlotter a household name!
Finally, based on my experience in online marketing, I have found programs that were somewhat effective but always lacked in certain areas. In general, I found many to also be highly complicated to use (I am not a techie as I said before). As technology changed, the programs were changing and required constant updates and training. In essence, I wanted to create a simple web-based program where we could control the updates and keep the process of creating ads and posting those ads to hundreds of sites as simple as possible. AdPlotter will always be a work in progress but I am extremely pleased with our current results and am very enthusiastic about the strategic direction of our company.
In a nutshell, AdPlotter was initially created to be used INTERNALLY by my company for promoting our own products and services to the world. We quickly realized it would be a “must have” program for ANY company or individual who sells products or services on the internet.
How can AdPlotter help an online seller?
AdPlotter gives the online seller a way to diversify their marketing for pennies not dollars. Our program posts to hundreds of independent classified sites simultaneously. The majority of these sites have opted to subscribe to our network and each have their own unique traffic. This not only helps with exposure but 75% of these sites allow our client to include a website link, which can also be effective in strengthening a website’s search engine ranking (SEO).
AdPlotter also posts your ad to several of the major sites (we are adding more each month). With sites like Craigslist and EBay, we accept our clients login credentials in a secure environment and our system not only manages their inventory on those sites, but the client can instantly “push” those items to 500+ independent sites in our network, and within the relevant category of their product (we like INSTANT gratification!). AdPlotter is simple to use and we appreciate the value of people’s time. It takes less than a few minutes to create an ad in our system and push it to these 500+ sites (and growing).
What sites does the software cover?
There are well over 500 independent classified sites that are part of our network which are displayed on www.adplotter.com in real time. Some of the popular sites we feature are Craigslist, Backpage, EBay Classifieds, OLX, ClassifiedAds.com and Thrifty Nickel Online. AdPlotter recently added an EBay, Amazon and Craigslist inventory management platform as well.
Classified sites are just one channel that AdPlotter has built to date. However, we are aggressively pursuing social media and strategic relationships with major sites to provide our clients with additional added value and a constant edge in their online marketing.
What is the pricing structure for the service?
We offer a one-time FREE TRIAL. This trial allows for an ad with a picture and description to be posted to at least 200 of the sites in our network, and gives the seller a chance to “test drive” the AdPlotter system.
Our next option is a $9.95/mo (available August 1) BASIC subscription that provides the client with 10 ad listing opportunities. At this level, the client can create a picture ad, use our back-link SEO feature (not available in the free trial) and post the ad to hundreds of sites. This level includes an hour per month of live chat support.
For the serious marketer, we offer a PREMIUM subscription for $69.95/mo. that comes with 75 listings per month and includes our premium live chat support. At this level, we also provide an e-commerce ready web store that is fully integrated with the AdPlotter marketing engine.
For the advanced marketer who sells on EBay, we offer the PROFESSIONAL subscription for $149.95/mo. This provides for up to 50 EBay listings, 150 AdPlotter ad postings, a fully functional e-commerce web-store, and premium live chat support as well.
Our ENTERPRISE package will launch next month, and will support high-end retail companies or larger associations/organizations with retail market reach. It comes with unlimited AdPlotter ad postings, unlimited EBay, Amazon and Craigslist listings (with inventory management) and a fully integrated e-commerce web store. This subscription level will also come with enhanced “concierge level” live chat service and support.
Before starting the service, it is important to note that AdPlotter is an early stage program that has been in development for almost three years. It is not perfect. However, the functionality of the programming and network of classified sites is amazing, and improving on a daily basis thanks to the proprietary system and our strategic relationships. Since this has never been done before in this way, we are attracting top notch marketers who understand both the lengthy development time but also the magnitude of the impact we will have on internet marketing through AdPlotter.
We’ve also learned that while we are adding additional sites to the network each week and we strive for 100% success of ads being posted, there will be times when certain sites are down for maintenance or planned outages. In some cases, these outages may cause temporary downtime until posting can resume. The key is to stick with the program and be consistent in your ad-posting because AdPlotter is one tool in your arsenal of marketing! Remember, the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) factor in itself is reason enough to make AdPlotter a permanent part of your marketing.
As far as tips for getting started, I would encourage everyone to give AdPlotter a test drive by registering for the free trial at www.adplotter.com. We offer live chat support 24/7 in case any questions or issues arise. I want everyone to experience what I call the “WOW Factor”…With most programs I have seen in the past where they offer to “Blast Your Ad to 400,000 sites”, I never got notification that my ad was actually posted. The “WOW Factor’ comes when you easily create your ad and you begin getting email notifications from most of the sites along with direct links to where your ad is actually posted! As a daily user of AdPlotter, I never get tired of being “WOW’ ed” by that!