# 200 Customers = \$100,000+ a Year

Here's part of it:

"To an Internet marketer who understands the power
of residual income, I know that earning six-figures
per year only takes putting forth the effort to find
fewer than 200 customers.

...

This service sells for \$97 per year, and I earn 50%
commission. To earn six-figures per year from that,
I need a mere 172 customers (172 customers x \$48.50
per month commission X 12 month = \$100,104). If I
gave myself a year to get those 172 customers that
would equate to me just needing to find one customers
every two days... with a few "fishing days" built in."

I love this article. This is the type of thinking that personally makes me money.

...Now the question I ask you IS...

Where are all the good residual commission affiliate programs?

Here are a couple from me:

-Warrior Lee McIntyre's Standing Start Profits

-Affiliate Classroom
• Good idea bad math. I'm guessing he probably meant \$97 per month.

The point though is not that you only need to find 172 people. The problem is you have to find the 172 right people. That's why you have a sales funnel. You start with 172,000 visitors, they become 17,200 members of your list, who become 172 people who buy this program. If you have another way of finding 172 people that will buy a \$97 per month product let me know.
• Spot on giveusallfreedom (man do you have a shorter nickname? jeez ). You are also not mentioning the fact that you will have a significant drop rate on any montly membership. Good idea and everything but the whole get one new customer every 2 days, while true, does not present an accurate picture of how it really works.

Anyone who knows what he is doing will understand this and get the overall point... but someone who doesn't will be given a false sense of how this really works.
• am not to sure about it either .......
•  Originally Posted by JasonParker Where are all the good residual commission affiliate programs?
Jason,

Thanks for posting this; I was wondering the same thing.

I recently was at a seminar and heard a great talk by Alex Nghiem and I know he has one.

You get paid on his ENTIRE back end by simply giving away his front end cd.

I'd also like to hear about some other proven funnels/programs.

Any metrics is also appreciated!
•  Originally Posted by JasonParker I love this article. This is the type of thinking that personally makes me money. ...Now the question I ask you IS... Where are all the good residual commission affiliate programs?
It's interesting how most of the posts focused on Willie's maths and on the price and all the drawbacks and why it all can't work in the long run and why it's not easy so the original question of availability of good residual income programs sort of got lost.

So, taking all the negatives mentioned into account what would a good residual program have to offer to provide sustainable ongoing income?

And which programs fulfill these criteria?

The main feature of a good program is to provide ongoing perceived value to its members - that's the only way that it will keep its members happy and paying.

I'm not involved with any membership affiliate programs at the moment but I would like to so I am quite interested to know if there are any good ones.

Jens
•  Originally Posted by JasonParker To earn six-figures per year from that, I need a mere 172 customers (172 customers x \$48.50 per month commission X 12 month = \$100,104).
As has already been stated several times, the real problem with this is retention.

By the time you get to the 12th month, do you really think all of the people from the first six months are still going to be paying subscribers? Hell no! Not even with the best program.

This is typical MLM style hyped up fantasy math, and the author has lost all credibility with me, regardless of who it is, as soon as I read some rubbish like that.
•  Originally Posted by JasonParker Anybody read Willie's article today? Here's part of it: "To an Internet marketer who understands the power of residual income, I know that earning six-figures per year only takes putting forth the effort to find fewer than 200 customers. ... This service sells for \$97 per year, and I earn 50% commission. To earn six-figures per year from that, I need a mere 172 customers (172 customers x \$48.50 per month commission X 12 month = \$100,104). If I gave myself a year to get those 172 customers that would equate to me just needing to find one customers every two days... with a few "fishing days" built in." I love this article. This is the type of thinking that personally makes me money. ...Now the question I ask you IS... Where are all the good residual commission affiliate programs? Here are a couple from me: -Warrior Lee McIntyre's Standing Start Profits -Affiliate Classroom
Here's my thought on this why give those 172+ people
away to someone when i myself can create my own membership
and keep 100% payment for me that's over \$200000 in my
pocket.

Plus I can get other people to send subscribers to my membership
site and i'll pay them...

Just a thought

--David
•  Originally Posted by David_Thompson Here's my thought on this why give those 172+ people away to someone when i myself can create my own membership and keep 100% payment for me that's over \$200000 in my pocket. Plus I can get other people to send subscribers to my membership site and i'll pay them... Just a thought --David

That would make it a lot more work than just getting the 172 people. You will need to work on that membership site constantly to keep those people paying every month. I would take the 50% profit and concentrate on feeding more people into the membership and let someone else worry about providing value to the membership.
•  Originally Posted by JasonParker Where are all the good residual commission affiliate programs? Here are a couple from me: -Warrior Lee McIntyre's Standing Start Profits -Affiliate Classroom
For any membership program to keep its members it must offer an ongoing benefit to its members, the affiliate program is secondary.

The problem with many membership sites are that they provivide high perceived value in the beginning, i.e. "thousands of dollars worth of downloads" or "getting you started" but then peters out to an email newsletter with maybe one download a month, and that's when people stop their subscriptions.

Very few I've seen maintain a high level of value month after month.

The trick is to provide something of value that your members cannot do without, and which they will pay for anyway every month that you provide for free.

You need to tie them to you so that they actually lose if they cancel, not merely a perceived loss.

Think of a hosting company, e.g. godaddy or hostgator, they are, in effect, membership sites and if you cancel you lose your hosting, your web site, your web business and even your domain. Even if you change to someone else you merely swop one membership for another.

Now that's a membership site!

Jens

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