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I've mainly stuck to other forms of making money online. Mainly selling other affiliate products. Seeing most of my success with Amazon.

But the nut I haven't been able to crack has been creating my own ebook product and being able to sell that.

Creating the product, making the sales letter, getting the infrastructure in place is the easy part. It's after that.

I have two products that I made and have online for years (put them up, mainly left while I pursued other things). I get sales from time to time. Honestly the problem is just getting traffic. I realize that list building is a big thing here, but my products are really a one time thing. It's not that I can just resell over and over again to them. Either the product solves the problem or it doesn't. Some might say that I picked bad niches and that may be so. But these are niches that I've made money with as the affiliate. They're not big money making niches, but something that can yield something decent each month.

In fact one of these products I made was due to the affiliate program going exclusive (cutting me out), so I had to make a product to compete.

I guess what I'm getting at is the process literally just being an affiliate for my own product to drive traffic? Does anyone have some insight or advice on someone with no list, for a one time only product? How should one approach it? How to garner affiliates which create a win-win for both parties? etc.

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Stallion
    No thoughts?
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  • Profile picture of the author gjabiz
    Originally Posted by Stallion View Post

    Honestly the problem is just getting traffic.
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    Well, you may need a continuous SEO strategy.

    Short videos on you tube.
    A variety of domains pointing to your product.
    Social media presence.
    Amazon reviews.
    eBay sales and referrals.

    IF traffic is the answer, the better question is how to get it

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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      Stallion,

      You've answered most of your questions in your own post. I think you know that.

      You put two products online years ago, then "mainly left while I pursued other things." As you already know, you shouldn't expect sales if you don't promote. That's what online marketing is all about!

      If you're going to enter a niche, you should be building a list - period. It doesn't matter if the products are "one and done." There are always other products that can be created or affiliate products that can be promoted in addition to the "one and done" info product you mentioned. If you think that a niche has only one product . . . you need to get just a little more creative. Think like an entrepreneur.

      You can make a nice full time income in most niches even though they wouldn't be considered "big money niches" as you described. You just need to figure out how to recognize and fulfill other demands in the niche.

      And you need to focus on list building and learning how to drive traffic. You already know that . . . you just haven't figured out that you need to apply that model to your own business.

      Study the top 3 or 4 businesses in the niche and especially focus on how they are getting their traffic. Then do likewise. Here's a hint . . .

      Go to Similar Web and see how your competitors are getting their traffic.

      The very best to you,

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      • Profile picture of the author Bryan Ebert
        It seems like you have written off email list building as a viable option, but I think that is a mistake. Even if your products are one time deals, there are other related products in every niche.

        I would suggest that you try to build a list. Created a free product to give away as incentive. Either something related or a "light" version of whatever product you created. Then, promote your products as the main promotions, and other, related affiliate products secondarily.

        You said your product either solves the problem or it doesn't, but some people may just want to see the information in a different way. If your product won't do it for them, maybe another product will.
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  • Profile picture of the author guess121
    I am learning the same... this is what I have found.

    The idea...

    Can you monetize it and raise sales from it.

    You can get traffic via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Look at your niche and find forums and post it there.

    Can you find a site that comes up on the first page of google and contact them and ask them to see if you can advertise on their site.

    Hope the above helps!

    Thanks!

    Originally Posted by Stallion View Post

    I've mainly stuck to other forms of making money online. Mainly selling other affiliate products. Seeing most of my success with Amazon.

    But the nut I haven't been able to crack has been creating my own ebook product and being able to sell that.

    Creating the product, making the sales letter, getting the infrastructure in place is the easy part. It's after that.

    I have two products that I made and have online for years (put them up, mainly left while I pursued other things). I get sales from time to time. Honestly the problem is just getting traffic. I realize that list building is a big thing here, but my products are really a one time thing. It's not that I can just resell over and over again to them. Either the product solves the problem or it doesn't. Some might say that I picked bad niches and that may be so. But these are niches that I've made money with as the affiliate. They're not big money making niches, but something that can yield something decent each month.

    In fact one of these products I made was due to the affiliate program going exclusive (cutting me out), so I had to make a product to compete.

    I guess what I'm getting at is the process literally just being an affiliate for my own product to drive traffic? Does anyone have some insight or advice on someone with no list, for a one time only product? How should one approach it? How to garner affiliates which create a win-win for both parties? etc.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author RevenueGal
    Well, it seems you got a good start before you pursued other things...and since you do make money from them, you've proved that it's a great way to make some extra cash online.

    I believe it's more of a number thing...the more info products you create and launch, the more likely you'll be making sales on a daily basis from a variety of them. You just need to keep creating more.

    As far as traffic, just make sure to keep producing high quality products and link to your other products within those products (if their in the same niche). YouTube and building your own list are two of the easiest ways to maintain and generate extra traffic.

    Once you have PROVEN sales coming in, then it's time to take on affiliates. Why shortchange affiliates until your products are proven to sell well online. Once you have stats to prove your products are converting well, you'll be able to get affiliates on board much easier.
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    • Profile picture of the author Stallion
      Originally Posted by RevenueGal View Post

      I believe it's more of a number thing...the more info products you create and launch, the more likely you'll be making sales on a daily basis from a variety of them. You just need to keep creating more.
      I agree that is a numbers game. You throw things up and see what sticks, but that (I feel) is where the problem lies. I can create a lot of infoproducts. I know how to do it. I understand how to determine markets that can make money.

      But to just make infoproducts over and over again doesn't necessarily fix the problem, which is part of driving targeted traffic in order to get sales. This is an important part of the process, I'd argue far more important than the product itself.

      just make sure to keep producing high quality products
      Even the process of determining the quality of my product, requires me to make it, and then sell it repeatedly. No one will ever see the product, good or bad, hence quality doesn't ever get judged by the consumer.

      Does the game turn into being an affiliate for your own product?

      Originally Posted by SteveB

      Stallion,

      You've answered most of your questions in your own post. I think you know that.

      You put two products online years ago, then "mainly left while I pursued other things." As you already know, you shouldn't expect sales if you don't promote. That's what online marketing is all about!

      If you're going to enter a niche, you should be building a list - period. It doesn't matter if the products are "one and done." There are always other products that can be created or affiliate products that can be promoted in addition to the "one and done" info product you mentioned. If you think that a niche has only one product . . . you need to get just a little more creative. Think like an entrepreneur.

      You can make a nice full time income in most niches even though they wouldn't be considered "big money niches" as you described. You just need to figure out how to recognize and fulfill other demands in the niche.

      And you need to focus on list building and learning how to drive traffic. You already know that . . . you just haven't figured out that you need to apply that model to your own business.

      Study the top 3 or 4 businesses in the niche and especially focus on how they are getting their traffic. Then do likewise. Here's a hint . . .

      Go to Similar Web and see how your competitors are getting their traffic.

      The very best to you,

      Steve
      I hear you. I realize neglect is probably the biggest culprit of where things stand. Doing anything would probably be better than nothing. I guess I'm stuck in that position of not being sure the best approach to action.

      I'll make the jump to list building and give it a fair shot. I guess the question becomes, does one drive traffic to an email opt in 'squeeze' page or to the sales letter (that happens to have the email opt-in).

      Is it a fair assumption to assume that I should be spending my time essentially like an affiliate marketer for the product, building other sites, generating traffic through SEO, etc?

      Originally Posted by Bryan Ebert

      You said your product either solves the problem or it doesn't, but some people may just want to see the information in a different way. If your product won't do it for them, maybe another product will.
      This may be true.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Trujillo
    The key is consistency. If you know you have a profitable niche and you are sure your product offers value, than focus on building your list with free and paid advertising in your niche. Results won't happen overnight but if you keep pushing towards your goals, than you ultimately will arrive at your destination. You can have the best pizza in town but if nobody knows about it, then you will be stuck spinning your wheels getting no where wondering why.
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