First of all some advice on picking niche markets. Now I know
that a lot of people will tell you that you should choose the
"Desperate Buyers Only" market; and that can be very successful.
However, rather than go for a one off sale, I prefer to seek out
products and services that pay out a recurring income.
Secondly, there's no point in choosing a niche market where the
are low search volumes and a high number of competing pages in
the search engine ranking pages.
It's not just about the number of competing pages, it's also
about the "authority" of those pages.. Beating Amazon or
Wikipedia to a number one ranking takes more work than it's
worth. So, you must invest time in doing proper keyword and
One more important consideration.. It can take just as much
effort to make a $10 sale as a $500 sale. So, don't limit
yourself to Clickbank. There are other affiliate networks out
there and many of them contain real gems that are worth looking
OK, some numbers..
Target Annual Income: $100,000
Average Affiliate Commission: $30
Target recurring sales per month: 43
Assuming that the typical merchant's copy converts at a
conservative 1.5%, then you would need to generate approximately
3,000 unique visitors per month to achieve 43 sales.
43 sales at $30 will give you $1,290.
But remember, these are recurring sales so you'll get $1,290 in
month two onwards.
Again, assuming that you can generate 3,000 additional unique
visitors each month, your annual income will be $100,620.
So, how many articles do you need to research, write and
distribute to generate 3,000 unique visitors per month?
Well, I'd be very disappointed if one of my articles failed to
get 100 click throughs. So, that means, if I write just one high
quality article with a strong call to action each day, I should
reach my target.
If I use my resource box to link to my own site, I can increase
my conversion rate by doing some additional pre-selling, I can
encourage visitors to opt-in to an autoresponder sequence and I
can make additional income by making relevant alternative offers
to my growing subscriber list.
And, it doesn't stop when you've distributed your article to your
directories of choice. You need to promote your article by
leveraging social bookmarking and you can "spin" your article and
use it to create Lenses, Hubs, Blogs, Wikis, etc. to leverage the
authority of the most popular Web 2,0 properties.
Yes, there are a lot of assumptions, ifs and buts in the above
outline. Some articles will do better than others. Some people
will cancel their subscriptions. I've missed out a lot of detail..
some of which is obvious and some of which I'd prefer to keep
Now consider scaling this to more than one article per day.
P.S. Can anyone explain the significance of the number 78 in
the context of the above?