Affiliate Marketing Data Sheet

lestatt

Pigeon
TooFineAPoint said:
If you have a product to sell, send out a re-engage email to see who's interested.

Break your list into smaller segments, based on the demographic you think this product would be most helpful for. Start with 5 sets of 2000. Start 5 free Mailchimp accounts (2000 list members are free in Chimp).

Make the email really simple, like an opt in. Think of it like a cold call over the phone. Really brief -- are they interested in hearing about this thing that might help them. Segment any of the positive replies in Mailchimp, so you can easily identify and sell to them in the near future.

Make the email just simple text, and make sure the subject line is not spammy at all and looks like a personal email from a friend.

After an initial run of 10000, you will see if your list can be re-engaged and sold to. If you can generate a little profit from that run, it is worth paying for a serious email program to run through the rest of the list.

This method I described might take you a few weekends, if you have a product ready to go, and it's all free.

If you are new to this, check out the book Boron Letters by Gary Halbert. You could easily read that in a few hours.

It's true what the others are saying, that it's better to have a properly vetted and engaged list, but you could be sitting on some money here, or at least a great self-study course to teach yourself email marketing.

Hi, thank you for your advice, I'll take a look to the book you suggested to me and I'll try to follow your advices.
 

Gas

Kingfisher
Gold Member
jamaicabound said:
Gas said:
Have any of you outsourced your SEO/link-building? There are a lot of (well-reviewed) SEO 'experts' and 'linkbuilders' on Upwork but I'm curious as to where they get the links and if it actually works.

Maybe I just don't know which ones to buy but any Fiverr type SEO or linkbuilding gig is pure bullshit and will do more harm than good for you. I used to utilize these guys and had to hire someone to do a bunch of disavowing and cleanup a bunch of garbage links.

I've also hired SEO firms from small Craigslist guys to big Indian companies that do SEO for a lot of these boutique agencies and honestly I can't say they do much. Plus unless you know a fair bit about SEO yourself you really have no way of knowing if they are actually doing anything for you or just blowing smoke about all the link building and articles they submitted for you.

For SEO I've basically decided I'm done trying to do link building, PBN's and anything that's trying to game the system. I create a shit load of content, I target longtail keywords and commonly write articles that are basically questions or answers and I leave it at that and I"m doing better ranking than I've ever done hiring a company.

So you just write a lot of articles targeting long tail, submit to search engines and just wait for your rankings to go up? I didn't realize that worked I always thought you needed some kind of link profile.

How many articles do you publish before you start to see search engine traffic?
 
Gas said:
jamaicabound said:
Gas said:
Have any of you outsourced your SEO/link-building? There are a lot of (well-reviewed) SEO 'experts' and 'linkbuilders' on Upwork but I'm curious as to where they get the links and if it actually works.

Maybe I just don't know which ones to buy but any Fiverr type SEO or linkbuilding gig is pure bullshit and will do more harm than good for you. I used to utilize these guys and had to hire someone to do a bunch of disavowing and cleanup a bunch of garbage links.

I've also hired SEO firms from small Craigslist guys to big Indian companies that do SEO for a lot of these boutique agencies and honestly I can't say they do much. Plus unless you know a fair bit about SEO yourself you really have no way of knowing if they are actually doing anything for you or just blowing smoke about all the link building and articles they submitted for you.

For SEO I've basically decided I'm done trying to do link building, PBN's and anything that's trying to game the system. I create a shit load of content, I target longtail keywords and commonly write articles that are basically questions or answers and I leave it at that and I"m doing better ranking than I've ever done hiring a company.

So you just write a lot of articles targeting long tail, submit to search engines and just wait for your rankings to go up? I didn't realize that worked I always thought you needed some kind of link profile.

How many articles do you publish before you start to see search engine traffic?

Affiliate Marketing is a long term game, there's no tricks or hacks and if there are they are short term things you just gotta milk before everyone else catches on and they get shut down.

Not every article I write or video I make is a hit huge traffic driver, but enough are. Just for example, I made a how to video involving a popular fad and do date the video has over 3 million views. I've probably made a few grand off of adsense alone from people watching the video plus it's driven countless affiliate sales as well as sales of my own products.

Google doesn't want you or I to know the search algorithm because we'll just game it, so I've basically come to the conclusion PBN, link building, etc isn't really that effectve anymore. To me content is the best SEO there is. Create a crapload of content and you will make money with whatever it is your doing be it affiliate marketing or driving traffic to an ecommerce store.
 

Gas

Kingfisher
Gold Member
jamaicabound said:
Affiliate Marketing is a long term game, there's no tricks or hacks and if there are they are short term things you just gotta milk before everyone else catches on and they get shut down.

Not every article I write or video I make is a hit huge traffic driver, but enough are. Just for example, I made a how to video involving a popular fad and do date the video has over 3 million views. I've probably made a few grand off of adsense alone from people watching the video plus it's driven countless affiliate sales as well as sales of my own products.

Google doesn't want you or I to know the search algorithm because we'll just game it, so I've basically come to the conclusion PBN, link building, etc isn't really that effectve anymore. To me content is the best SEO there is. Create a crapload of content and you will make money with whatever it is your doing be it affiliate marketing or driving traffic to an ecommerce store.

This is also what I think whenever I start to build links. I always say to myself "This can't be how to really build a business". Although it's cool to hear you don't build any links at all and had success.
 

SnowHugger

Sparrow
colblionel said:
SnowHugger said:
It took a year for mine to take off to around $250/month.

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Though it can definitely be done much quicker seeing how I was on/off about it.

My biggest advice is to write about something you actually care about.

Here's an idea for you.

Now that you're getting consistent sales, just sell the product yourself instead of doing it for someone else.

Contact the manufactures buy the product whole sale and put it on amazon.

Link them to your amazon page and keep all the profits.

It took me a while to decide to do this, though I'm going to explore my options.
My best selling articles are literally titled "best products xyz".
All I gotta do is get a private label from alibaba and put mine up there.

This shit doesn't seem easy. I'll report back.
 

SnowHugger

Sparrow
Gas said:
jamaicabound said:
Affiliate Marketing is a long term game, there's no tricks or hacks and if there are they are short term things you just gotta milk before everyone else catches on and they get shut down.

Not every article I write or video I make is a hit huge traffic driver, but enough are. Just for example, I made a how to video involving a popular fad and do date the video has over 3 million views. I've probably made a few grand off of adsense alone from people watching the video plus it's driven countless affiliate sales as well as sales of my own products.

Google doesn't want you or I to know the search algorithm because we'll just game it, so I've basically come to the conclusion PBN, link building, etc isn't really that effectve anymore. To me content is the best SEO there is. Create a crapload of content and you will make money with whatever it is your doing be it affiliate marketing or driving traffic to an ecommerce store.

This is also what I think whenever I start to build links. I always say to myself "This can't be how to really build a business". Although it's cool to hear you don't build any links at all and had success.

You can buy links. Do I recommend it? No. I've done it last year and those links are long gone. Everything else was manual outreach and hiring writers to post on other blogs.

I've tried going the route of "making epic content", but god damn, it's pretty difficult to do unless you have $200 to get some art done, take photos of the product, make a video, and have a solid 2000-3000 word article.
 
Anyone interested in promoting a dating product (ebook)?

Commission 50%.

Good sales page with good VSL that I expect will convert at 5%.

Of course I'm listing on CB, but it'll take time to build gravity.
 

deleted_anonymous

Robin
Gold Member
More than 2 years later, here are some further comments. The skills I acquired when doing AM were critical when becoming self-employed and location independent. However, Affiliate Marketing has become less important over time.

If you're good at what you're doing, create your own service/product. I don't get guys that are not in the 0,001% of Affiliate Marketers stick to AM like it's the only thing to do, you'd like to expand as soon as possible. Create your own service/product to sell and upsell affiliate products related to that niche on top of that. Pitch to your Clients affiliate products, if relevant. If you're an Affiliate Marketer but can't generate leads for your own gig than you're either broke or useless. I used to be both and it took me years to figure the best way out. You don't need to repeat the same mistakes. Get in Mastermind groups. Don't reinvent the wheels. The best tips won't be discussed in public forums. Get a mentor, even if it means working for free for some time. I guess it comes down to your motivation and what you want in life when dabbling a bit in Affiliate Marketing.

I can't recommend a specific Mastermind, but beware of those "life coaching" hacks and these get rich fast schemes. If it has a Lamborghini in it avoid.

If any Digital Marketer or Ecommerce guy want's to connect and share experiences and talk technological developments feel free to pm.
 
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