Info product killer results?

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Since christmas has come and gone and Amazon said it was one of their best ever, I just want to know if any warrior has any results (good or bad) to share from using info product killer to promote christmas products during this season.

Also I am thinking of getting the product now, do you think it would be useful for the coming year or should I wait till November next year.

Thank you
#info #killer #product #results
  • Profile picture of the author Eben
    i also got this product last month but unfortunately had to put it on the back burner since i got involved in another more lucrative project at the time..

    right now im planning on starting the IPK year around strategy soon so some input from the folks and how much they made this past month is much appreciated.
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      • Profile picture of the author vicone
        A bunch of us have now moved into 'year round' mode after the rush at Christmas.

        This means we are building sites with appeal beyond the obvious demand at Xmas.

        Ivan
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        • Profile picture of the author goingup
          Mayby this is a dumb thought, but doesnt it make sense to put up JUST the individual baby sites, which should get the type in traffic? Why not just sell directly from them, and not have a mother site.
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          • Profile picture of the author vicone
            Here are a few reasons that come to mind:

            1. Basically the mother site is targeting a different, though related, keyword and expands with additional content so that it effectively becomes an authority site.

            2. It is often easier to provide a blog for the mother site as the term or theme is broader and more content is readily available.

            3. As well, there is little extra work involved in doing the mother site as the preparatory work has been carried out with the baby sites.

            4. The mother site also benefits from the links from the baby sites. However, being a broader keyword, competition is also fiercer. Regardless, those experienced will soon realize that a lot of this competition is illusory as many of the competitors are merely data feed sites which offer pictures and prices with little useful content. With promotion, a well designed mother site should be able to build links and ranking and force its way to the front page of Google search results.

            5. The traffic for the keyword of the mother site could easily be 250,000 - 500,000 per month. For a product/baby site you may be looking at 5,000 per month. The extra traffic is worth fighting for, especially as it doesn't take a lot of extra effort.

            Ivan
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          • Profile picture of the author Akogo
            Originally Posted by goingup View Post

            Mayby this is a dumb thought, but doesnt it make sense to put up JUST the individual baby sites, which should get the type in traffic? Why not just sell directly from them, and not have a mother site.
            One of the tactics mentioned in the IPK reports is that those baby sites are free of affiliate links. Those baby sites link to the price comparison mother site which does have your affiliate links to Amazon or some other merchant. This keeps your competitors from easily finding out your network and Amazon or another merchant discovering the IPK secrets and revealing them to their top affiliates.
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  • Profile picture of the author kevinw1
    I used IPK starting in late October. I definitely had good results with it - I've never managed to make more than pocket change with Amazon before - but nothing like the large amounts talked about in the sales letter. The results from his specific SEO techniques were mixed.

    I don't know how well the year-round strategy works as I haven't started with that.
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  • Profile picture of the author thatgirlJ
    I had good results...over 3K from 11 or so mini sites. With PPC costs I'm about $2,400 ahead. I started in early November and didn't have time to do much with it after the first week. So I was pleased when some of my sites got top positions without additional effort.

    IPK is the main part of my business plan for this coming year
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  • Profile picture of the author Lesley Huntley
    You'll need longer than November. I wish I had've had a month or so more, I started mid October.

    Like Jen, most of my 20 sites hit top spot. The on page SEO he talks about really taught me a thing or two. The IPK team were not wrong there.

    However, over December, I made just over 2k. About $98,000 short of what the sales letter said was made last year (around £50,000). I have to say I was a little disappointed. I don't blame the IPK team though, I think they did a sterling job and their support was legendary (immediate, personable replies to my emails, etc).

    I think the timing was wrong. The current economic climate, not as much money around, many people jumping on the bandwagon - this being a very easy system to follow meant page one was shared with many IPK clone sites.

    I spent a lot of time creating these sites, and I gave this everything I had. I feel a little jaded after it, and I'm a bit tired. I've been at this close to 4 years, and I don't think my fortune will be made as an Amazon affiliate. For this reason, I won't be pursuing this avenue in 2009. I'll be following the offline gold path this year I think.

    Wish me luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author RC7000
    Perhaps the specific items you promoted weren't as popular as you thought?

    Perhaps the one you promoted were saturated?

    It has NOTHING to do with the economy.. online spending was up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tony X
    RC7000,

    I was thinking the same thing when I read what Lesley wrote. Amazon reported that they had one of the best Christmas' the year. So, the lack of making money isn't due to the economy.

    It could have been the products you picked, the keywords you were targetting, or a number of other factors.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lesley Huntley
    For my mother site, I picked products in the top 10 best sellers at Amazon. For example, I made a page that featured the top 10 best sellers in every age range, and had a link to a separate page that featured that product, purely for SEO. These were advertised as the top 10 best sellers at Amazon as of December 1st.

    For example, this was how I chose my products for the age ranges for my mother site. This is the top 20 bestsellers for babies right now (birth to 24 months):

    Amazon.com: Birth to 24 Months: Toys & Games

    My keyword research was what I spent the most time on. I was already an SEO geek before I started this project. I understand this is the foundation of a successful website, so as much time was spent in this area as developing the actual site. Like I said, I was page one for key buying phrases, and at least half for the product names themselves. You don't get that through bad optimisation. My calls to action were many and varied, without being overwhelming.

    As for the products being saturated, I had a range of products from those in the top 10 bestsellers at Amazon, to those much further down the list. I started with one product that was #300 odd, but found its way into the top 10 in the last weeks of December. Asides from a couple (I chose Nintendo DS Lite - far too saturated), I feel my products were very good choices.

    As for other factors, I showed my sites to the IPK team and they said they were outstanding, everything was exactly as they suggested, and then some. They are an awesome bunch of guys. I don't blame the system at all, because it is solid.

    As for Amazon having their best Christmas ever, could this be due to the efforts of many IPK system followers? My efforts in December alone sent them $25,809.70 worth of business. This is just my opinion, I'm dying to hear other Warriors thoughts on how Amazon had their best Christmas ever, yet my efforts were in vain.

    I would love to hear from fellow Warriors who actually did follow this system, and were as successful as they'd hoped. Warriors who followed the system to the letter and had better results than I, may just be able to offer me some constructive advice from the point of view of someone who has been there, and not just state the absolute obvious.
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  • Profile picture of the author thatgirlJ
    I've enjoyed reading Tracey's results (a member here) Info Product Killer Review - Real Results!

    Lesley -- I'll agree that I had hoped to earn more with these sites. But I also know that in my case I should have done a lot more to get there. Instead of working on them for a week in Nov. I wish I'd put everything else aside to work on them in Nov. and Dec. But I also see awesome potential here for these. I am going to use their methods for other affiliate programs, and even test the methods with info products etc. It's very exciting, because the conversions are awesome. I wouldn't consider your efforts in vain

    Heck, that small effort I made ended up giving me more income than I used to make in a month as a teacher...working 10 hour days That's no failure.

    For those who are wondering about how well the sites work...this obviously has to do with the product and the time of year (Christmas is MUCH higher that the rest of the year, I'm sure), but my conversion rate and that of other's I've talked to were around 18-25%. Not bad!

    I am excited to see what next season and the rest of 2009 will bring as I create more of these sites in different niches, with different types of products, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lesley Huntley
      Originally Posted by Jenn Dize View Post

      Lesley -- I'll agree that I had hoped to earn more with these sites. But I also know that in my case I should have done a lot more to get there. Instead of working on them for a week in Nov. I wish I'd put everything else aside to work on them in Nov. and Dec. But I also see awesome potential here for these. I am going to use their methods for other affiliate programs, and even test the methods with info products etc. It's very exciting, because the conversions are awesome. I wouldn't consider your efforts in vain

      Heck, that small effort I made ended up giving me more income than I used to make in a month as a teacher...working 10 hour days That's no failure.
      Jenn I totally agree. I too see fantastic potential in this system. It is solid, and like Ivan mentioned as well, once the system is in place the benefits are cumulative as more sites are built. I would never call this a failure, but I do feel a little disappointed with my Christmas results, and this is what I was sold on.

      My initial reaction was I'd be happy with 10k, and I dreamed this was possible. I basically put all other projects on the back burner and invested in the domains. Because I wasn't working on my other projects however (none of which are on autopilot yet), no money was coming in. More savings were spent on the cost of living etc.

      So while I see the potential, I'm just a little bit tired right now, and can't seem to find the energy to create another network of sites just yet. I recommend this as a side project though if you do have the money, time and energy to invest, as it has the potential to make you a lot of money.

      Like Ivan said, think of it as building as asset. Something that will bring you in recurring income month after month, and not a one off chunk, as for some reason it did not work for me in this way.
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      • Profile picture of the author vicone
        Lesley wrote:

        Something that will bring you in recurring income month after month, and not a one off chunk, as for some reason it did not work for me in this way.
        Lesley, it can work on a recurring basis for you if you now move beyond the "Christmas Gifts" type mother site. Think in terms of other sub-niches that have year-round demand and build mother sites for those. Instead of building the baby sites focus on the mother sites for now and that will save the cost of the extra domains. Build up the mother sites with content and use the pages for some low-cost PPC traffic as well.

        Set up a blog on the mother sites and do some other promotion for back links and traffic.

        On the IPK website there is a 30 page PDF called "Last Minute Shoppers PPC Strategy" which describes very well the PPC methods recommended.

        Those who used PPC prior to Xmas seemed to be getting $3 - $4 returned for every $1 spent. After Xmas it should still be possible to get back $2 for each $1 spent with a system that is easy to set up and manage. (However, remember the delay in being paid by Amazon, especially for overseas residents.)

        If you could receive $2 for every $1 spent, how many dollars would you spend?

        Cheers!

        Ivan
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        • Profile picture of the author leonmare
          Originally Posted by vicone View Post

          Lesley wrote:
          On the IPK website there is a 30 page PDF called "Last Minute Shoppers PPC Strategy" which describes very well the PPC methods recommended.

          Ivan
          Hi Ivan

          I can't find the PDF called "Last Minute Shoppers PPC Strategy" in the members area. Did it change to something else? The closest thing could be that it is in:

          Video 6 - Low Cost Xmas PPC Strategy. (How to create easy to manage low cost PPC campaigns).

          Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author apollocreed
    Out of curiousity and in order to get a sense how good or bad the sytem is, how long does it take to fully complete a single IPK site?
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    • Profile picture of the author Mrs S
      I covered the cost of the product and not much more. I started mine in November though and didn't follow the instructions to the letter as I didn't have a multi domain host at the time. I made most of the $$ from following the idea on a couple of my existing blogs for one off Christmas Gift posts.

      I've already bought a couple of domains for 09 and will start building the content in the summer so I can have a better chance at ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author thatgirlJ
    My first one took several hours...to get the hang of it. My fastest one took one hour...in general two hours.

    Everyone works at different speeds But the product owners recommend spending no more than 2 hours per site
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  • Profile picture of the author thatgirlJ
    Info Product Killer -- the product we're talking about
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  • Profile picture of the author thatgirlJ
    lol, sorry Rachael. I thought you were just asking what the acronym meant.

    IPK is a method of creating mini sites each based on selling just one physical product...mostly from the Amazon Associates program (what you promote is completely your choice, they just use Amazon a lot in examples).

    It uses very specific SEO techniques to help you rank for the top spot for that product.

    In addition to the mini sites, you work on a larger site that encompasses the mini sites...hoping to make that one an authority

    The product itself has videos, PDF's galore. It's very comprehensive, and very recommended.

    http://infoproductkiller.com
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    • Profile picture of the author vicone
      I also used this system. I found that Google sandboxed my sites - I expect because of the networking system used - and I made most of my money using PPC - clearing about $2000 from PPC.

      I started with around 20 sites and when I realized Google was visiting every day but sending me no traffic I made changes to the structure - basically dismantling the interlinking and installing about 10 blogs to help generate traffic. I also wrote a few articles which I submitted to a few directories and most of my free traffic came from these articles and the blogs.

      From the free sources I made about $700 over a 5 week period.

      As mentioned above, the conversions were excellent and I was happy with the sites themselves, including the content. I can't say it was failure as it was profitable but not at the expected level. Also, like those above, the products I selected were strong sellers on Amazon.

      I've given it a lot of thought and will continue with this throughout the year using the on-page SEO but not their inter-site linking. I'll also broaden the range of products, add feeder pages to collect opt-ins, etc. I'll set up the new sites to be more acceptable to the search engines, aiming to get better positions and a lot more free traffic.

      Now that I'm more experienced at it and have prepared the main templates, I have a better idea how to approach it overall. I'll use what I've learned to build a much broader network with many more mother sites.

      I don't expect a lot from January. However, I've done a lot of keyword research and trend analysis already and have several new mother (hub) sites in preparation. These are aimed at sub-niches which have a strong demand beyond the Xmas period.

      The advantage from what I see is that, once a mother site is set up and the initial promotion is completed, there is not a lot of work to sustain it, so the benefits are cumulative as more sites are built.

      I also feel comfortable with the fact that the sites contain quality content and will benefit from aging rather than just vanishing into the ether, as web-sites with poor quality content usually do. This means I'm basically building an asset.

      Ivan
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  • Profile picture of the author JMLebeau
    I've had some success with this method as well, made 1.5k$ over a few minisites but I wish I had more time. I definitely see the potential and I can't wait to see how it's going to be after the Christmas period. WHat do you guys think? HUGE decrease of the conversion rate?
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  • Profile picture of the author KBunn
    I have been looking into this product, and like most of the reviews I have found. However, I have tried my luck at PPC in the past, and have failed miserably. Does the IPK provide any information on how to conduct a successful PPC campaign, or would I be left on my own for this?
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    • Profile picture of the author vicone
      The product contains special instructions and guidance for conducting profitable PPC campaigns.

      PPC isn't necessary but gives an additional option for obtaining profits. It also gives you more control and makes you less reliant on Search Engines.

      Ivan
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      • Profile picture of the author trinitron00
        Originally Posted by vicone View Post

        The product contains special instructions and guidance for conducting profitable PPC campaigns.

        PPC isn't necessary but gives an additional option for obtaining profits. It also gives you more control and makes you less reliant on Search Engines.

        Ivan
        for ppc, can you use Yahoo search marketing or any of the other smaller ppc networks or does it have to be Adwords?
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        • Profile picture of the author vicone
          The smaller PPC networks probably wouldn't be as targeted and so wouldn't be as effective. An exception might be Ask.com but I'm not as familiar with them.

          Yahoo could be OK but their minimum bid prices are 10c. With Adwords you can get the traffic you need for an average of around 5c.

          The PPC methods of IPK aim at highly targeted traffic. This is approached through the wording of the ads and selection of keywords, as well as where the ads appear. A lot of the smaller search engines display their ads on more general and unrelated web pages. My experience has been their click thru and conversion rates are much poorer than those obtained from Google. It's hard to go past Adwords for the quality of traffic you get.

          It may be possible to do similar promotions through CPA-type networks but this isn't the approach IPK teaches so you'd be exploring uncharted waters and would have to depend on trial and error. Done properly with Adwords, it's close to a sure thing.

          In your earlier post:

          Also I am thinking of getting the product now, do you think it would be useful for the coming year or should I wait till November next year.
          Don't wait till later in the year. Get the experience you need by starting now and using the methods with niches that have year round demand. Many of these will start to peak in Nov/Dec and your websites will be well-established by then to attract a lot of free traffic. A lot of us regret that we did not start earlier and spent some precious time learning how to do it with Christmas fast approaching.

          There are lots of ways to use these methods now and build for the future at the same time.

          What I'm especially looking forward to is the free software that is being developed and will be available at no cost to those who've bought IPK. From the members area of their website:

          Amongst other things the package which is designed to be used by "noobs" thru to "pro's" will allow you to create one click websites for highly targeted niche projects as well as creating larger highly SEO optimized clusters of both large and small site.
          It's optimized for the strategies in the program and the beta version is due out soon.

          Ivan
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          • Profile picture of the author FrankHaywood
            IPK is awesome. If you've been sitting on the fence considering whether to buy or not, go right ahead and jump onto the green side.

            I put up one crappy site in November which took me about 6 hours as I was trying to get it right, and 10 days later it hit page 1 of Google and made its first commission for me. It's now in #1 position for its search term.

            I didn't have time to do any more than that, and I'm quite pleased with it considering it will continue to earn me money for the foreseeable future. It's the true dream isn't it? Real passive income. (Which incidentally, I've read some people think that true passive income isn't possible. Rubbish!)

            Apart from a very quiet few days leading up to New Year's Eve, I've just checked and it's now getting as much traffic as it was during the lead up to Christmas. Amazon has run out of stock, but I've made some sales out of Affiliate Window and Trade Doubler as I'm running price comparisons on the site. I've been blogging about it so I won't repeat the whole story here - just Google my name.

            Tomorrow the kids go back to school and my wife and I start the all year round strategy. She'll be doing a site a day for 4 days a week and I'll do the same. That's how serious we are about it and how good a product we think it is.

            Vicone - I think only the beta is free for the site builder - that's how I read it anyway.

            Eben - I've always said you can't copyright an idea and it was inevitable that someone would duplicate it and claim it as their own. Of course that guys reputation is down the pan in this very small global community we have.

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  • Profile picture of the author tomcam
    Mixed results. I followed his techniques to the letter because I thought they'd be good SEO strategy, and they were. Instant page 1 in google, literally in less than 24 hours for a fairly generic keyword. My content was insufficient so there were few conversions but again, my reviews & affiliate links were sparse. Affiliate sales are not my interest so I considered it well worth the $70 or whatever.
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  • Profile picture of the author rsteadm2
    I did put up some IPK sites. I put up 3 that where like he mentioned in the book and then I put up some sties using Associate-o-matic.

    I pinged the sites RSS feed and bookmarked the AOM sites and the IPK hand coded sites a few times and the AOM sites seemed to do better with Google than the hand coded IPK sites with original content.

    Didn't do great but didn't do bad. I love the philosophy as to getting away from info products and dealing with tangible products. I will probably put up some more AOM sites.

    BTW, the AOM sites that I put up where only about one particular product or series of products. For example instead of building a site about video games I have a site that sells Madden 09 and there are probably 20 pages because of all of the different gaming systems out there. This site did well in google.

    The only reason I used AOM is because of the speed in which you can have a site up and running.

    Has anyone promoted an astore with an amazon and done well? I am just curious...

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  • Profile picture of the author KentuckyJeff
    I was considered trying IPK. I was wondering if you have to know much technically ? Are you setting up WordPress type sets (no HTML, etc.)

    Thanks Jeff
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    • Profile picture of the author USEO
      Originally Posted by KentuckyJeff View Post

      I was considered trying IPK. I was wondering if you have to know much technically ? Are you setting up WordPress type sets (no HTML, etc.)

      Thanks Jeff
      Hi All,

      I just thought I should mention the New Software that was released last month.

      VIDEOS: Rather than waffle on about it here there is some information here: IPK Noob Site Software

      The price is still held at the WSO of $29.97 (only until Friday 13th)

      Original WSO thread

      In essence the software was created for 100% Noobs, so to answer your question Jeff - you don't need to know anything technically at all, evenn the free template and how-to videos have been very well received by noobs.

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  • Profile picture of the author Akogo
    KentuckyJeff,

    The IPK course includes a template and instructions on how to edit it with your content. However, I think it helps if you do know some HTML. I did some searches and discovered that some of the IPK course takers have used WordPress to build their sites, although as of the time I purchased IPK, it didn't focus on using WP.

    Akogo
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  • Profile picture of the author goingup
    Opinions please-which is better, the new IPK website builder or associate o matic from amazon? thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author khughey
      Originally Posted by goingup View Post

      Opinions please-which is better, the new IPK website builder or associate o matic from amazon? thanks
      I haven't used the Amazon product you mentioned, but I did setup 2 sites back in late Nov 08. After putting them up, I literally didn't touch them because I was focusing on other things.

      The 2 IPK sites have brought in about $700 combined. That isn't much, but it's more than I made with any other affiliate product (at the time) and it's ONLY 2 sites. I'm gearing up a bunch more between now and Christmas. Those 2 sites were built by hand, using the IPK forumula (didn't follow it exactly). They may have done better had I followed it to a tee.

      I recently rolled out another site using his new Network Blazer system. It makes it a lot easier, but the site is so new, I can't speak on the long term results. The new site has a price comparison widget that's very cool.
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  • I also use IPK and the SEO thing works well. I also just made a new HDTV site. However I did not sell anything so far. I am at No. 8 for my main keyword and No. 2 for a subpage. But I get only bad traffic. Searchterms like: What is the USB connection for? How to mount a television to the wall? A lot of techniqual questions from people who already bought a tv but do not understand the manual.
    In future I think I have to do better research if a keyword converts.
    IPK works but it is still not easy to make lots of money. I wonder if it is´n better to make larger sites with the OnPage Seo implemented. Like a keyword with 50.000 visitors a month (exact match) for the home page, 10 27100 visitor keywords as category-subpages and a number of subpages for the category subpages (with less visitors but easier ranking). The OnPage Seo thing could be done in two levels. The usual way with the homepage and categories, and the second level with the categories and category subpages. (treating the category page as if they were the homepage for the category subpages)
    It would take longer to get a site like this to the first page but once you are there you probably could have 25.000 visitors a month and quite some sales.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sean Roberts
      Anybody here outsource any of their IPK sites?

      I'm using Network Blazer to build my sites, but I'm running out of time to get them finished myself, so want to outsource the rest of the work. I'm trying to find someone to outsource the work to who is familiar with the IPK OPSEO system and Network Blazer. Anyone done this themselves? Any Suggestions?
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      • Profile picture of the author Netafile
        Hi Sean,

        I did this last year, hired a team of 6 from the Phillipines to implement, using IPK materials as training, and put up 95 sites, all handmade.

        After training, they were able to do a site in 2.5 hrs, @ $2.50/hr. With domain, each site ran me around $15.

        Basically just broke even in the last 12 months between domains, training, etc. Also created training to outsource finding products and domains, to give to english speaking VAs on elance, but couldn't find anyone to do it correctly!!

        So I wound up doing the research during the day, finding products and domains, to feed the workers to build the sites. It was grueling, I must say.

        Switched to site promotion in Dec. to get them ranked.

        All in all, alot of work, little reward.

        This was MY experience, some may have had different results, but spend about $2,000 on the project, and have earned that back in Amazon commissions, so it was a wash.

        Hope you have better results.

        Take care,
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        • Profile picture of the author vicone
          I found better result were obtained by supplementing the IPK-style sites with careful keyword research to produce additional pages that can rank. The higher competition for many of the popular products can make it difficult to rank the main pages.

          However, supplementary pages are easier to rank. By then providing backlinks, they can also be pushed higher up the SERPs.

          The real delay is with backlinking. I haven't outsourced these but this is a bottleneck where outsourcing would certainly be of benefit.

          The reason I didn't outsource was because I expanded the IPK concept to suit my requirements. I gave greater priority to building opt-in pages on these sites and then use PPC to send cheap traffic to the opt-in pages. The advantage being it is not only faster but also I can follow-up with messages to get visitors to go to the merchant's sales page.

          Once I have them on a list, I can also send pre-sell messages about other products throughout the year, making better use of those original visitors. This I find to be a more profitable approach than the pure IPK system.

          Incidentally, IPK updated some of their material on 14th Oct 09. Those who've purchased the product should return to the members area and download the latest version of their PDFs.

          Ivan
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    • Profile picture of the author Trendhunter
      HI:

      I started with the IPK strategy in mid October. at this point I am focused only on Christmas strategy. I had a mother site and 10 baby sites. I also started some squidoos, did some cragislist and bookmarked the sites on as well. The results so far are OK, just in November, I was able to send 369 people to amazon and only 7 of them pruchased a toy (a little less than 2% conversion). The only problem I am seeing is that the toys are not so expensive, so the total amount in comissions is very low for the effort and money invested so far. Hopefully, it will get better in December. Anyways, I believe if we focus on higher tiket items, and assuming similar numbers, the context would be better, but not outstanding. However, it would be a very good starting point. I am not so sure if continue focusing on Toys or move to promote more expensive items. Any suggestion?

      J
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  • Profile picture of the author fitz10
    I started using this same exact idea a few weeks ago and it's been a little successful in terms of conversion but I have next to no one coming to my sites. Do you think it's too late to buy IPK and be successful with it for the holidays 2009?
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    • Profile picture of the author vicone
      The problem with getting started now lies in the delay for traffic using SEO methods.

      However, what you put into practice now holds you in good stead for year round site building.

      IPK offers a simple method of using PPC which can be profitable. That is probably the best source of traffic for anyone starting to build these sites at this time.

      Although not a standard part of the IPK system I've found that, if you send your traffic to an optin page first (if possible), you get several shots at making the sale and have a list of prospective buyers for the post-Christmas period.

      Not all products for IPK system lend themselves to this. However, as I follow this approach, I focus on those products which are suitable for an optin list. For instance, kids not only receive toys at Christmas, they also receive them for birthdays, etc.

      The ability to follow up can give you an edge after Christmas, as well as assisting with current sales.

      Ivan
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  • Profile picture of the author davidyair
    Anyone know if there is an active forum?


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    • Profile picture of the author Tejasca
      I have a question about site submission. Craig specifically says we should submit our IPK sites manually to Google, but doesn't mention using Webmaster Tools or submitting a sitemap.

      I have installed Webmaster Tools on all of my IPK sites (8) and submitted sitemaps through WT. Is there a downside to this? I figured I would get indexed quicker this way, and indeed many of my sites have been at least partially indexed within a day or two. WT also lets you know of any broken links, not founds, etc.

      Any thoughts on whether this is a good or bad idea?

      David
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      • Profile picture of the author vicone
        If you have found from your experience that it works for you then go with it. I don't see any particular downside.

        I don't bother submitting any sites direct to Google and I can be sure of getting them indexed within a day or so.

        For instance, many of my sites also have blogs and these posts are indexed quickly. Blogs also produce site maps which are picked up almost immediately by Google after a posting. So I either post reviews of the product (as per IPK) or prepare a product page elsewhere on the site and link to it from the blog.

        Also, if there is a page which I especially want to see indexed I prepare an article which I submit to various article directories. Articlesbase will give me instant approval of articles I submit to them and these days I am getting approval from EzineArticles within 24 hours. These backlinks encourage Google to seriously consider a website page that I want indexed.

        Of course, articles that I prepare are also based on keywords that have been previously researched and that seem to offer a good chance of a high search engine ranking.

        Ivan
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Pettit
    I just purchased the new revised 2010 version and looking forward to getting started. I've heard a lot of positive things about this course
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  • Profile picture of the author Gardenbella
    I bought his product earlier in the year. I would like to know if there is anything new added in his revised product or would I be wasting my money as I already have the information?
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