Does the fiverr ploy really work?

Profile picture of the author Scage by Scage Posted: 08/27/2011
Just got into the affiliate game two days ago. After starting up a blog and experiencing some steady traffic I have yet to receive any click bank revenue. This has actually made even more "hungry" so I've just recently completed an order on Fiverr for a tweet/tweets to 60,000 followers. How efficient is this? :confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author brianboyer
    brianboyer
    Welcome to the affiliate game! If you have any questions you can contact me. I wrote a book about blogging, making money online, and affiliates if you are interested as well

    But anyway lol. Fiverr is GREAT for a lot of their gigs that are offered and even better they are only $5. I have sold and purchased a lot of gigs. One thing I can tell you is that gigs for Twitter on Fiverr are a total waste of money and I will tell you why.

    You pay $5 to have your message tweeted to 60,000 followers but the thing is most of the followers are bots, duplicate accounts, or people who are not interested in your products. Out of all of those followers they have, you may realistically see under 50 clicks to your link....if you are lucky.

    I had 10 or 20 clicks but nothing worthwhile. If you are trying to promote affiliated products, then doing so on a Twitter gig is not worth your money. You will be lucky to make your $5 back.

    So my advice is to keep those $5 bills that you were going to spend on Twitter advertising and put it into something more effective. Hope that helps
  • Profile picture of the author Scage
    Scage
    Hey Bryan! Thanks for replying! I had a feeling this probably wasn't the grandest of techniques, but now i know. I've also written some Ezinearticles but they have yet to be approved. Do those generate something worthwhile? Or are those doomed under my newbie curse
  • Profile picture of the author brianboyer
    brianboyer
    It's "Brian" lol but it's ok it happens a lot, even my family does it.....*sigh*

    Ezinearticles has its ups and downs and you will get mixed opinions on it from everyone especially with the recent Google update. I have used Ezinearticles for about 4 years now and I am a Platinum Writer which has its benefits.

    I actually receive a lot of traffic and URL clicks from a few of my articles. If you write good quality articles, then you can see some great benefits from them. If you are already writing for your website, why not make some of your posts into an article and post it on Ezinearticles. It won't hurt you.

    What is your website that you are trying to promote? Maybe I can help you out a bit.
  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by Scage View Post

    Just got into the affiliate game two days ago. After starting up a blog and experiencing some steady traffic I have yet to receive any click bank revenue. This has actually made even more "hungry" so I've just recently completed an order on Fiverr for a tweet/tweets to 60,000 followers. How efficient is this? :confused:
    I recently, for the first time ever, got a job done on Fiverr. The person was new, so I thought I would give them a chance and to get a feel for what the overall process was like. The person did a pretty good job (for their first time). After I got back the report, I checked my links, but not all of them were live (the majority were).

    I have a blog and get some traffic via social media, but the Fiverr experience taught me to test people out with smaller jobs before bigger ones, especially if they don't have a lot of ratings and stuff. In my particular situation, my Alexa ranking went up a lot, which will hopefully allow my individual pages to rank higher when I participate in my next launch.

    I am thinking of having some more work done but by someone with more experience and stuff. On the up side, once you get certain stuff done and get the reports, you can do stuff yourself the next time (if you're one of those people who builds multiple sites).

    Good luck,
    Joey
  • Profile picture of the author AceOfShirts
    AceOfShirts
    I haven't had any luck either from Twitter gigs at Fiverr. None of the traffic seemed to work either. I purchased a gig to set up an account at SocialMarker that came through fine.
  • Profile picture of the author Scage
    Scage
    Sorry about that Brian hehe As for the site it's actually one of click-banks many products : Truth about quickness 2.0. I'm also running a health related blog.

    Thanks for the tips Joey and Ace! My ambition keeps growing more even if I'm going anywhere for the time being.
  • Profile picture of the author bretski
    bretski
    In my experience, Twitter traffic really isn't too targetted. I do think that it has its place and it can be used for marketing purposes but probably not from a random Fiverr gig.

    Article marketing does work and this is how I orignally got started in affiliate marketing. Basically, just "Bum Marketing", although I didn't really stick to the letter, and I still don't.

    I agree with some of the advice above but ask that you not put all your eggs in the EzineArticles basket. Yes, it can be a good place to get backlinks as well as traffic from click throughs but there are other directories and other ways to allow your blog posts or articles to work for you. For instance, sometimes you do get lucky and an article will get republished or "syndicated" from posting on EZA. That can either be your focus or a nifty side benefit.

    Good luck and hang in there!
  • Profile picture of the author jaynycla
    jaynycla
    Originally Posted by Scage View Post

    Just got into the affiliate game two days ago. After starting up a blog and experiencing some steady traffic I have yet to receive any click bank revenue. This has actually made even more "hungry" so I've just recently completed an order on Fiverr for a tweet/tweets to 60,000 followers. How efficient is this? :confused:

    The old axiom you get what you pay for applies here.

    You may for 60,000 tweets but how targeted are those tweets ?
    You might just get your site tweeted to a bunch of spam accounts or people that are not interested in your product/service.

    Affiliate marketing is about brokering traffic, matching up the traffic to an offer that is relevant to them. So relevancy is king this is marketing after all.

    But if you're looking for traffic I would suggest ppc or ppv.
  • Profile picture of the author brianboyer
    brianboyer
    Ok I got ya. Well if you need anything else, you know where to find me. Good luck with the marketing!
  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
    Alexa Smith
    Originally Posted by Scage View Post

    I have yet to receive any click bank revenue. This has actually made even more "hungry" so I've just recently completed an order on Fiverr for a tweet/tweets to 60,000 followers. How efficient is this?
    Perhaps I'm mistaken, but my own prediction is that you'll get no sale from it at all, because this isn't really a way to sell ClickBank products.

    Originally Posted by Scage View Post

    After starting up a blog and experiencing some steady traffic ...
    This is more like it. You're off to a much better start, that way ... as long as you have a prominent opt-in on your site, and are building a list.

    However you look at it, selling ClickBank products steadily boils down to three main things ...

    (i) You have to select the products wisely: without getting this part right, it doesn't much matter what else you do;

    (ii) You have to pre-sell effectively to well-targeted traffic (you can't realistically hope to do this with "tweets" to other people's followers);

    (iii) You have to build a list and form relationships with the people on it, so that they'll buy on the strength of your recommendation. Without doing this, your conversion-rate will typically be somewhere between "very low indeed" and "non-existent".

    These things aren't optional: you really do need to do all three of them, otherwise you're probably chasing 10% (if that) of the possible money and ignoring the other 90%. There's a huge turnover of ClickBank affiliate marketers trying other ways and mostly not being too successful, but I think the above is pretty typical of those who make any steady money from it.
  • Profile picture of the author jezbiz
    jezbiz
    yah, I have more than a 4k twitter followers, and I can say that maybe more than half of them are bots/not real accounts.. I guess doing the bum marketing would be a more sensible option
  • Profile picture of the author bretski
    bretski
    Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

    Perhaps I'm mistaken, but my own prediction is that you'll get no sale from it at all, because this isn't really a way to sell ClickBank products.



    This is more like it. You're off to a much better start, that way ... as long as you have a prominent opt-in on your site, and are building a list.

    However you look at it, selling ClickBank products steadily boils down to three main things ...

    (i) You have to select the products wisely: without getting this part right, it doesn't much matter what else you do;

    (ii) You have to pre-sell effectively to well-targeted traffic (you can't realistically hope to do this with "tweets" to other people's followers);

    (iii) You have to build a list and form relationships with the people on it, so that they'll buy on the strength of your recommendation. Without doing this, your conversion-rate will typically be somewhere between "very low indeed" and "non-existent".

    These things aren't optional: you really do need to do all three of them, otherwise you're probably chasing 10% (if that) of the possible money and ignoring the other 90%. There's a huge turnover of ClickBank affiliate marketers trying other ways and mostly not being too successful, but I think the above is pretty typical of those who make any steady money from it.
    This is a very good recipe for success. If you are new, pay mind to what this lady says. She is more than just a pretty face

    And check out the link and the knowledge that she's dropping on ya there! I made zip until I followed this advice.
  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    onegoodman
    I am not really sure it depends on many factors, on your message, on how responsive is these 60,000. You should check the reviews before make an order.

    I personally prefer getting follower and tweet for them than the pay people to do that
  • Profile picture of the author OnlyTopResults
    OnlyTopResults
    Originally Posted by Scage View Post

    Just got into the affiliate game two days ago. After starting up a blog and experiencing some steady traffic I have yet to receive any click bank revenue.
    How anybody could experience "steady traffic" after only 2 days, far less any Clickbank business ... is beyond me!

    Feet on the ground - it's not as easy as THAT!

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