Affiliate Marketing Secrets
If you want to get started quickly and easily making money online, then affiliate marketing is for you. This is when you send visitors to someone else’s product sales page, they do everything else! (make the product, design the sale page, handle the billing and support, etc.), and you get a percentage of the sale price as your commission (usually 50% or more for digital products).
These are a some of the benefits
- You can start almost instantly with no up-front costs and no need to create a product, write the sales page, develop the website, develop marketing materials, or set up the ordering, billing & delivery system.
- You have practically zero time investment because the product owner does all the hard work of support, maintenance and billing.
- There’s no risk for you, because the product owner has already done all the research , development and testing. So you know that your traffic will result in sales.
Obviously affiliate marketing makes sense – these benefits make it a clear winner!
There is one major drawback…
Once you send your visitors to the product sales page, they are gone forever. Unfortunately, the majority of those visitors (at least 90%) will not buy on their first visit. The 10% or less that make a purchase now belong to the product owner. She can sell them additional products, but you can never sell to them again.
How can you avoid this pitfall?
It’s simple: You must get your visitors’ email addresses before you send them to the product owner’s website. If you do that, you can contact them again and send them back the product website multiple times. This will increase the number of sales you make. And if you want to do it like a pro, you’ll give them some great content before sending them to the sales page.
Here’s what these affiliate marketing strategies will do for you:
- By building your own list, you’re creating a renewable resource that you can tap again and again for instant profits.
- By providing great content without a sales pitch, you put them in a buying mood. So when you do send them to the product website, they’re much more likely to buy.
Here’s what you’ll need to create affiliate tools like this:
- A squeeze page, and even better a Video squeeze page.
- At least a few pages of great content
- At least a 5-Part Email Followup Series
The video squeeze page is where you’ll direct your traffic instead of directly to the product sales page. It captures the name and email of your visitors and puts them into your autoresponder, which then begins sending out the 5-part email series. After subscribing them to your email list, it redirects them to your content mini-site.
You content mini-site builds the good will, so that when you send them to the product sales page, they are in a buying mood. And at the same time, the email series begins following up with them to get them back to the sales page, in case they don’t buy on the first visit.
There’s no doubt that it’s worth the effort to put a system like this in place, because doing so will increase your profits by 500% or more. After setting it up, you simply send visitors to your squeeze page instead of the sales page. And the rest runs on auto-pilot.
Setting it all up yourself requires some skill, and if you’re not up to it, you can use a service like Affiliate Silver Bullet. These kinds of services will build the whole system for you and then just give you a video squeeze page (with video), pre-written emails, content pages, etc. The major benefit of using a service like this is that you can get started right away, and for a whole lot less than it would cost to do it all yourself. The drawback is that you won’t be the only one using these affiliate tools. But the internet is huge, so this shouldn’t really affect you.
The other route you can take is to hire people on Elance to create and implement the various aspects for you. Either way, it’s an important step that you need to take if you’re going to be serious about your affiliate marketing.
Jeff Mills is hosting his internet marketing conference seminar workshop in Minneapolis, St. Paul Minnesota March 19-21, 2010.
Watch this 15 minute video to learn why you should be at this event.
I was checking out some articles on outsourcing and I found this original one from GAIL EISENBERG at the New York post, which I have linked up.
I’ve made some additions/modifications to it, so if you want to see the original, just hit the link above.
As you may know, partnering with a virtual assistant may not be for everyone. Here are some things to consider before opting in for outsourcing as well as some great benefits for hiring a virtual assistant.
* Getting personal: If you’re squeamish about handing over personal information like user IDs and passwords, you may want to think twice about using a VA, or at least limit any personal tasks you hand out. But when you use Filipinos, I’ve found you can trust them with ALL your personal data and they protect it with their life. One of my friends has his team buying stuff for him with his credit card, all the time. Remember, Virtual Assistants want JOBS
* Tech issues: You may have to familiarize yourself with programs like ClientSpot or Skype in order to pay and communicate with your VA. Using tools like xoom.com to pay your VAs in the Philippines is easy. Biggest hurdle is that you may be an inexperienced marketer, trying to find a VA to do your internet marketing work. But, you don’t know enough yet to know if what they do for you is working or HOW it works. My suggestion is… FIND OUT… Work your butt off getting knowledge and stay laser beam focused on learning a technique. THEN pass it off to your VA as you’ll have a better idea what it’s supposed to do.
* Time investment: You’ll have to spend some time filling out request forms and signing agreements. You’ll also have to train your assistant, and there will likely be a learning curve before you get your work rhythm down. One of the best ways for training your VA’s is to let us do it for you. We have several trainings in my Train My Money Maker product. We only sell this via webinars.
* Language barrier: You’ll need the time and patience to be extra clear about your expectations, and keep in mind that slang or shorthand might be lost in translation. When you use Filipinos, they speak pretty good English. Most are totally fluent in writing and some in speaking.
* Time difference: Your VA may not be at your beck and call. If you need someone who’s available during US business hours, make sure he or she can accommodate you. The Philippines is 14 hours ahead of where I live in the USA. I stay up at night from 7:00 pm to 1:00 am working with my team, answering questions and delegating assignments.
Some useful sites
* International Virtual Assistants Association (ivaa.org) allows you to post a free “request for proposals” outlining your needs, to which VAs can respond. Prices might be higher depending on where you end up getting your VA from.
* Find Virtual (findvirtual.com) offers a virtual assistant directory that you can search according to criteria like pay rate and skill set.
* Alltop (Virtual-Assistant.Alltop.com) is an aggregator of virtual assistants’ blogs and Web sites.
* Assistant Match (AssistantMatch.com) is an agency that, for a fee, connects clients to assistants who’ve been screened and background-checked.
* Ask Sunday (asksunday.com) is one of the largest virtual assistant agencies. Others include Elance.com, GetFriday.com, Brickwork India (b2kcorp.com) Odesk.com, Freelancer.com and DoMyStuff.com.
* See my www.freeoutsourcingcd.com site for more information about outsourcing and hiring Virtual Assistants where I answer the top 17 questions that my students have asked me.
Hiring virtual assistants will really help you many the “tyranny of the urgent” stuff that you do each day as an entrepreneur, from mundane tasks, personal assistant work, and doing online marketing work for you.
Having an SEO company like the Minneapolis SEO Experts Trafficmills.com is also useful in doing all your SEO and SEM work.
I’ve been getting several calls and inquiries about speaking on the topic of Internet Marketing Outsourcing from different people all over the world and I figured there were plenty of people out there looking for an outsourcing speaker who can intelligently talk about the topic of how to use Virtual Agents or Assistants from overseas nations to help people triple their time off and double their incomes.
- I don’t do BPO talks.
- I don’t do bookkeeping outsourcing talks.
- I don’t talk about corporate downsizing and the effects of the worker force being laid off.
My focus is to speak to Entrepreneurs, Solopreneurs, Small Business owner groups who are over worked and burned out trying to do the hard and confusing internet marketing work of their business.
You’ll see that I am a popular internet marketing speaker as well and what I can bring to your event is to help your audience grab some great take home ready content that will have them buzzing and think that you are the hero for bringing in a hired gun like me! Often I hear I am one of the more popular speakers at the events I speak at.
So, I am throwing my hat in the arena to be either your hired gun speaker or your free speaker, and I’ll be that guy who is known as the outsourcing speaker that people go to in a jam or in a well planned future event, any where in the world.
Here is a summary of what I speak about:
Jeff Mills is an internationally renowned Personal Branding and Outsourcing Expert. A former self-professed surf bum from Huntington Beach, California, Jeff became a full-time youth pastor in the Midwest and later pursued his desire to start his own business and work with other entrepreneurs.
Since 2004, Jeff’s ingenious strategies, tools, and resources have taught tens of thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners how to easily outsource the day-to-day details of their businesses, and increase their cash flow AND their time off.
What You’ll Walk Away With:
Jeff will be sharing his focused methods for outsourcing so that you can make MORE money doing LESS! You’ll get more done, letting others assist you doing the work you don’t want to do or don’t have the skills to do.
- How to outsource the details of your business so you can spend more time GROWING it (and your income) instead of just RUNNING it
- Real-life international outsourcing case studies – including costs, risks and rewards
- The MUST HAVE tools you need for 100% outsourcing success
- The simple three-step plan to true entrepreneurial freedom
- Where to find outsourcers, how to “screen” them for quality, and how much to pay them
- Where to find English-speaking college graduates for $1-$3 per hour
- How to get your VAs making you money making websites as an affiliate marketer, hands off
- How to get your VAs to build you a giant email database that earns you income when you mail to it.
- And this is just a small taste of what you’ll discover!
So, if you would like me to come to your event as the outsourcing speaker, just contact me here, you’ll see all the places you can get to reach me. I answer my own phone and emails, I don’t outsource that stuff, cause you need to do all you can to connect with your clients and customers.
Jeff Mills – Jeff @ jeffmills.com PH# 651-769-2189
It seems nearly impossible but there’s a cool method to getting paid hundreds and even possibly thousands a day… (Cash Money) …without selling a single thing.
It’s been created and is called the *Clickbank Affiliate Loophole* and you can see what it is all about here:
Get to the site NOW before all the copies are snatched up! They’re seriously going quick…
Don’t waste another minute, this is your one chance to realize that your dream will be coming true. It’s simply a matter of time…
Ever heard the saying that the “Riches are in the Niches?” Well, that most definitely is True. Many people are having LOTs of success setting up niche E-Commerce sites.
Tim Godfrey and Steve Clayton’s Niche Blueprint 2.0 has just been released. This is a no-brainer as these guys made $173,063 profit from a site on Bird cages and $14,134 per month from a site selling Train Horns. Bird Cages and Train Horns are about as niche as it gets.
There’s a Simple Formula to this:
Choose a niche (they will tell you how)
Find Products to sell (and people who will ship them for you)
Get a Website set up (you push a couple of buttons and it’s done in a flash)
Blast straight to the top of the Google. (easy when they show you how)
Rake in tons of Free traffic (and plenty of sales)
You can take these 5-steps and do this on your own.
With the Niche Blueprint 2.0 they are going to hand over an exact blueprint to you. This step-by-step blueprint contains 30 videos and 30 manuals.
Niche Blueprint 2.0 also contains a number of incredible pieces of unique software including website building, SEO, keyword research and niche research tools which in reality are worth many times the price of the course itself.
Why waste time trying to figure it out all on your own. It’s better to have someone hand the blueprint over to you rather than waste TON’s of money and countless hours of your time.Then… Do what I do… once you own the program, give it to your virtual teams to use to set up and build sites in the profitable niches that are abundant and profitable.
Remember, don’t buy another home study product that you have no time to go through yourself. And as temping as it is want to buy this, just get it and hand it over to a virtual assistant that you hire from the Philippines.
To order your own copy of this Excellent blueprint, click on the Niche Blueprint 2.0 banner below!
Come to Atlanta, GA February 9th-11th For…
The New Leverage Formula Live Summit by Shawn Casey and Jim Fleck. This 3-day event will teach you Exactly how to leverage your Info Product Business Into Millions of Dollars. This event is NOT for Beginners, but for Intermediate to Advanced Marketers who want to add a few extra zeros to their business income.
Both Shawn Casey and Jim Fleck have combined business experience that has sold tens of millions of dollars of Info Products. That’s something to be admired and you definitely can learn a thing or two from these two guys. When you attend the New Leverage Formula event you’ll learn about marketing your business through various channels such as CPA, Radio, TV, PPC, Direct Mail, Memberships, Launches, and MUCH more. If its anything to do with running a highly successful Information Marketing business, then Shawn and Jim know ALL about it.
Meet Your Hosts:
Since 1999, Shawn Casey has sold over $30 million of his premier media products, services and memberships that help entrepreneurs to start and grow their Internet businesses. His more than 130,000 customers in 119 countries have used his information, tools and resources to unlock the secrets to making their own fortunes online.
Shawn’s ability to create and share successful business and marketing strategies is unparalleled. His background as an attorney, author, publisher, company owner, corporate executive, public speaker and teacher makes him uniquely qualified to help entrepreneurs achieve their dreams. That’s why eager audiences hang on his every word at high priced seminars.
Jim Fleck has been a self-employed man since 1996. He made his first online money in 1998. He has seen the ups and downs of internet marketing and shares his knowledge with anyone wanting to make money online. His extensive knowledge of many aspects of marketing makes his advice invaluable to internet businesses.
He’s been a publisher, speaker, internet specialist, and marketing consultant. Fleck has worn a lot of different hats, but never compromises one for the other. This allows him to study every aspect of the business inside and out. By seeing how each part works, Fleck is able to understand the entire marketing process. Fleck lives in Illinois with his wife and two sons and enjoys baseball, golf, and playing the piano when he’s not advising people online.
Does CopyNProfit live up to its promise or is it just another SCAM?
It promises to hand you the proven money-making AdWords Campaigns on a silver platter, what you need to do is just launch the campaign (one at a time) and start profiting. According to the owner, these campaigns are responsible in making them almost $95,000 every month! Sounds too good to be true right?
I was very skeptical when I read such boastful promise on CopyNProfit’s sales page. But, I was very curious to find out and since it has a FULL 60 days money-back guarantee, I’m willing to give it a try. If it sucks then I will ask for a full refund. So, I got nothing to lose.
One of the reviews I read showed these results after they purchased the CopyNProfit.com. system.
After they purchased CopyNProfit, they set up a NEW Clickbank account, picked a campaign provided, did some basic keyword research, tweak the title and descriptions a bit, set up a simple landing page, and then imported the campaigns into their PPC account. They did this in January and after 35 days…. he earned a total of $1,844.36 using just one niche/campaign from CopyNProfit.
I attached the screenshot of his earnings below….
As you can see, his earnings are NOTHING close to $95K but he did manage to make a few sales every day. But remember that this is only from one campaign, and there are more than 30 niches/campaigns available inside the CopyNProfit package. Honestly, I have NOT explore all of them yet but I will when I have the time.
Please note that it’s NOT entirely true that you can just “PLUG & PLAY”. You do need to spend some time to understand the niche/campaign you’re choosing, and then set up a simple landing page to pre-sell your potential customers. Tweak the campaign a bit and then upload it to your Adwords account.
The main BENEFIT you get from the CopyNProfit System is “TIME SAVING”. It saves you a lot of time having to do market or niche research. All this have been done for you, tried and tested. If you’re just getting started in your online adventure, the CopyNProfit is quite a decent system that might be able to help you start raking in profit quickly.
This would be a great product to buy and have a virtual assistant use and setup and test for you so you can go and do other things.
However, the CopyNProfit system does have some WEAKNESSES!
Overall, the product does deliver what it has promised but there are a few FLAWS. You need to be aware that there are other people or members also copying the SAME niches or campaigns provided by the system. In essence, you’re competing with these people. The more people using the CopyNProfit system, the higher the competition will become.
Another WEAKNESS is that NOT all the niches or campaigns are profitable. The marketplace is changing all the time, those campaigns that were used to be profitable MIGHT NOT be profitable today! Therefore, do NOT just blindly choose a campaign and then upload it. Spend some time to do some basic research to confirm that the niche/campaign is still viable.
Although CopyNProfit is a decent product to start earning money quickly. DO NOT expect that you can earn $95K or $100K per month starting in your first 30 days, doing so can only create frustrations.
Do some basic research and use some of your gut feelings to make sure that the niche is still viable, choose one campaign and do it one at a time. Tweak and monitor the campaign closely for few days, if you do not make a sale, then consider stopping the campaign and choose another one.
Work with your virtual assistant if you are letting them set up campaigns and keep a close eye on your adwords budget and converions to see that your daily spend equals more in daily profits. Doing this, you’ll easily see how spending $100 per day can possibly yield you $200 per day in sales. Then you profit $100 per day.
If your virtual assistant costs you $250 a month, then you only need 3 profitable days to pay their salary!
Last but not least, make sure you go through a video training called: “The CNP Campaigns”. This video will show you step by step how to fully utilize the power of the CopyNProfit system.
Remember: Learn – Practice – Repeat!
Hope you find this review useful. Good Luck!
I am really excited that Maria Gudelis, who is widely known as one of the top experts in offline SEO consulting is coming to speak to my trainees at the next outsource workshop, which is taking place in St. Paul Minnesota Saturday and Sunday – December 5 and 6, 2009.
Here are some of the ideas Maria will address, and if you’ve ever thought about going “offline” to coach, consult or advise local businesses on how they can expand their reach online with local web traffic, then this is a must attend event for you.
Here is what Maria will be sharing at the Outsource Workshop!
What is a consulting business and how to structure one
Why it requires little upfront investment and gets you fast checks
You’ll laugh your derriere off or be shocked at this one LIVE CLIENT example of mine
How to use the ONE HOT “MYSTERY” Piece of Paper to get $1,500, $3,000 and $5,000 Checks
The 10 things to Avoid when starting up your offline consulting business.
Just one example – how I got a $50,000 consulting contract in less than 30 days.
How to get $2,500 per month from just one client alone!
How to use this system part time so you can still make thousands of dollars per client, only putting in a few hours a week (tops!)
The best pricing strategy to use – and how to avoid the “underpricing trap” most people make when starting out (meaning you get extra thousands of dollars for the same amount of work!)
How to go after the “big fish” who have tens of thousands of dollars to invest in your services – and who are most likely to say yes to having you fix their “broken” website
How to scale your business so you can handle the massive amount of clients these techniques will produce
How you can start using this system tomorrow – even if you don’t have your OWN website (yep you don’t even need your own website to build others…)
The absolute first “rule of thumb” you must follow to make maximum money in minimum time with this system
The three words used in email templates sent out that generated an insane amount of response and high paying clients
The secret “offline/online” Joint Venture Strategy you can use with your new clients to explode your bottom line
How to get a closing rate of 41% on all clients you approach – right out of the gate!
How to handle the “can we see your client portfolio” objection by explaining you work with NDA disclosures – this means you don’t have to have any credibility or previous results to get your first client!
Pricing Strategies that get clients to pay $10,000 upfront and around $1,000 a month!
Maria was able to make over $100,000 in her first two months when she started her consulting business. These results are not typical and certainly not to be construed as average. Average people can expect to make $1000 a month based on average group performances. Many people never make money… period for all kinds of reasons.
But hey… $1000 a month is way better than just doing zero dollars per month trying to do all the work yourself.
Now, why would you want to make yourself WAY MORE BUSY doing the SEO and SEM work for other companies?
It’s simple when you learn our strategies at the outsource workshop, because we’ll show you where to hire all your fulfillment staff overseas from the Philippines to be the outsourcing virtual assistants who will do the work for your clients.
Many clients will book between $1000 to $5000 and hire your team to do their internet marketing work.
You’ll get to keep the lion share of that, after you pay your staff. Most people think paying employees and staff is expensive, and you are right, if you are using employees, but when you hire virtual agents or remote assistants, you don’t have the financial burdens that local employees give business owners like – taxes, sick pay, vacation pay, bonuses and laziness!
Virtual or Remote agents work from their homes. They are happy, thoughtful and diligent workers that get the job done right, and often time, better, faster, and cheaper than you could do it for yourself.
If you would like to discover how this works and how you can go back to your community and add massive income to your bank account, I strongly encourage you to attend this upcoming outsource workshop.