How to get 1 affiliate sale!

by lmos1
39 replies
Hey I really need some help...

Two months ago I built and promoted a squeeze page to attract photographers to then sell them ClickBank products. I only had a budget of $50 and I spent that on Instagram promotions and hosting of the squeeze page to collect emails.

I managed to sell 4 products and capture 200+ email addresses. While I still had a free trial for GetResponse I sent emails regularly to the list but with no more luck trying all types of methods that I read about.

Now my problem is that I cannot withdraw the $120 that is in my Clickbank account because I need 5 sales and I only have 4 (Part of their Customer Distribution Requirement)

I now am out of money and need 1 more sale to be able to unlock that money... What can I possibly do?

Thank you for taking the time to try and help I appreciate it more than you can know,
L.mos
#affiliate #click bank #free #sale
  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    Get a job or some other form of making money for yourself. When you get paid, reactivate your email software, go back and pick (1) method that you did (that actually made you a sale) and then get busy with this one method.

    Take some 'consistent' action. But keep a marketing budget in hand.
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    • Profile picture of the author lmos1
      Originally Posted by Rory Singh View Post

      Get a job or some other form of making money for yourself. When you get paid, reactivate your email software, go back and pick (1) method that you did (that actually made you a sale) and then get busy with this one method.

      Take some 'consistent' action. But keep a marketing budget in hand.
      Ah thank you for helping me out. I just felt like the list was no good anymore as the people on there were no longer willing to buy. That was my problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author wesleywinter
    Imos1,

    I would definitely get some sort of income stream going offline so you could fund your online business.

    You found something that worked, and that is great! You should save up some money and scale up what worked for you when you made the 4 sales.

    Keep building your list with the methods you were doing, while optimizing your funnel and pages for maximum conversions.
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  • Profile picture of the author PLR Basket
    Is it something that can be promoted via Youtube?
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  • Profile picture of the author Luke Dennison
    Make a video of the top ten photos ever taken, put them on Youtube and link back to your squeeze page.

    Not all the people looking at your video will be photographers but a lot will.
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  • Profile picture of the author coffeediva
    Yu could also set up a pinterest account and maybe use mailchimp as your autoresponder. I know you can have an account for longer than aweber or get response. this is from their website Up to 2,000 subscribers and 12,000 emails per month. You can add phots to pinterets and then post a link to your squeeze page. Pinterest is very visual and has heaps of traffic. You can follow other people who have an interest in Photography. Also I find clickbank very frustrating so try to use other affiliate sites such as warrior plus jvzoo and others. Payment goes to your paypal account so you get quicker access to your money
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    A quick way is found here: Getting Paid by ClickBank

    It will cost you $3. Harvey, the author of that site, is a well-known expert on all things Clickbank.

    Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Burritt
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    -Post the offers in Facebook Groups.
    -Or do a blog post on the subject telling people you have the perfect solution and to click the link below. Then pay $5 for a fiverr gig to hit your blog post with a bunch of traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Graham Maddison
    Buy the product yourself! That will give you your 5th sale and release your commissions.
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    • Profile picture of the author filiks
      Originally Posted by Graham Maddison View Post

      Buy the product yourself! That will give you your 5th sale and release your commissions.
      If you need to unlock your commission fast i also agree you buy the product using your affiliate link else if you have the time do some group posting on facebook and using your affiliate link
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Since you have a list, can you start sending them emails promoting related offers?
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    • Profile picture of the author lmos1
      Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

      Since you have a list, can you start sending them emails promoting related offers?
      I feel like the list is exhausted now so a bit useless as no one on there wanted to buy after me sending out the first 2 emails
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  • Profile picture of the author Whintaked40
    I think you can promote your product via FB pages and groups in your niche and you can produce your required sale.
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    bro, you need to get your finances in order.

    why not become a gig provider on fiverr while at the same time build your affiliate business

    best of luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author lmos1
      Originally Posted by aizaku View Post

      bro, you need to get your finances in order.

      why not become a gig provider on fiverr while at the same time build your affiliate business

      best of luck!
      Ike
      Yeah I know man thanks, I was trying to make a profit from this and give myself a budget. I tried fiver but with no luck
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  • Profile picture of the author missmystery
    If you don't want to invest in your list, what you need to do is use free traffic and get them without capturing their email. This won't cost you anything.

    If all you care about is the 5th sale, then definitely use some free traffic methods to release it. But online stuff needs to be supported by "rate race" stuff until you get going.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shafibrain
    You need just one conversion. Promote that product through social media, videos, m2m, and another kind of that. If four people buy that product now, just think about it that why they loved that product and get to that person to know why they buy so simple if you know why they purchased. Find another one that. It will help just think with the cool mind.
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    • Profile picture of the author lmos1
      Originally Posted by Shafibrain View Post

      You need just one conversion. Promote that product through social media, videos, m2m, and another kind of that. If four people buy that product now, just think about it that why they loved that product and get to that person to know why they buy so simple if you know why they purchased. Find another one that. It will help just think with the cool mind.
      Thanks man, yeah ill get that sorted out (: Ill create a few videos and see what happens
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Mark gave you the winning answer. You don't need to make a sale of the product(s) you are promoting, you just need a sale. You only need to meet that distribution requirement once, so buy something cheap via your own link (allowed by the TOS) and get that fifth sale.

    Once you get paid, invest most or all of that money back into your business. If you made $120 on a $50 investment once, you should be able to do it again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    bro, you need to get your finances in order.

    why not become a gig provider on fiverr while at the same time build your affiliate business
    Selling your time for pennies will get your finances in order?
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    Can you sell something you have or work for a day for somebody? Let see you can create a separate facebook account and or page and then what you want to do is join groups that are in your target market. Join multiple groups. Then post some value in each group with a link back to your landing page. This is a sure way to get a sale or two once you have your stuff optimized.

    Make sure to reinvest your profits and scale your business.

    Good job so far!
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  • Profile picture of the author onlineworker11
    Yes make that money you need to get going again with your marketing. But don't give up be consistent and focused.
    Maybe you could try to get at least a part time job or offer some gigs at fiverr maybe to earn some more money?
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  • Profile picture of the author Gallag97
    i would say invest your time into the affiliation business and keep going at it, but because you're in need of money you should also rely on other sources of income ie. working like mcdonalds or something like that
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  • Profile picture of the author desley
    Hi,
    I note you said that after sending a range of emails to your list, nobody is now buying. I agree with lots of the comments and suggestions that have already been given.

    However, I wonder whether you thought of your list as a continual cash cow or whether your thought of your list as a valuable asset to nurture, value and provide heaps of invaluable free information for your subscribers to implement with the purchase/s they made?

    To me, for my 2 cents worth, a lot of people tend to focus on: the money is in the list and forget the rest of the equation: Treat your list with respect and ensure you add value to your subscribers to maintain them as subscribers for the long term.

    Nothing will turn people off quicker than jack flash, from my erstwhile view, is constantly flooding your subscribers with sales emails.

    Hence, my suggestion is whilst undertaking some of the other strategies that people have suggested, start talking to your list about various photographic strategies which made them interested in purchasing the Clickbank products you promoted in the first place they can implement. I'm unclear who created this rule, however, this is the one I like: 5 informative emails to 2 branding your business emails to 1 sales email (and even with the sales email ensure you add a complimentary strategy they can implement without having to purchase the product, however will be enhanced if they purchase the product).

    When people feel they are being given extra value they're more likely to buy from you in the future. Constantly selling to your customers is a high risk business strategy in my view as people are more likely to hit the unsubscribe button and as you've realised your subscribers can become quite unreponsive.

    Anyway hope this assists. Good luck with doing whatever you decide are the right strategies for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    You can't just 'exhaust your list' unless you're promoting the same product over and over again. Promote a new product to them related to what they list is about. Create a video offering them some free advice and then pitch them the product as the next logical step if they want XYZ result.
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  • Profile picture of the author JennyMz
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    Originally Posted by lmos1 View Post

    Hey I really need some help...

    Two months ago I built and promoted a squeeze page to attract photographers to then sell them ClickBank products. I only had a budget of $50 and I spent that on Instagram promotions and hosting of the squeeze page to collect emails.

    I managed to sell 4 products and capture 200+ email addresses. While I still had a free trial for GetResponse I sent emails regularly to the list but with no more luck trying all types of methods that I read about.

    Now my problem is that I cannot withdraw the $120 that is in my Clickbank account because I need 5 sales and I only have 4 (Part of their Customer Distribution Requirement)

    I now am out of money and need 1 more sale to be able to unlock that money... What can I possibly do?

    Thank you for taking the time to try and help I appreciate it more than you can know,
    L.mos
    Hi L.mos

    I found this article is more useful for your questions

    How to make your first sale with affiliate marketing

    For me, I used to use advertising on high traffic sites to get sales for my sites and it is still working as well. You can try this way.
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  • Profile picture of the author enjamulahsan
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    Do more SEO for your website and make visible to search engines and drive traffics. Hope you'll be able to get sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author maxsi
    Uuummmm....
    if you don't have money to invest into your biz, you are no good to do business
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    The best option is to write a nice article and distribute them across top blogs and content directories.

    Apparently, you have found what works.
    The next thing is to save towards re-investing in your new system and keep rinsing and repeating the process.
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  • As others have said I would get another income stream. If you are web savvy you can earn $50 pretty easily on freelance websites or this forum which has people always looking for workers.

    Earn the money and then spend on the instagram ads as before and hope you convert more so you can withdraw.
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  • Profile picture of the author kazimuhith
    First of all, get a job- part time or full- then make use of the email list and keep growing...
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  • Profile picture of the author naveenselva
    Find 10 products you’re interested in promoting
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  • Profile picture of the author ivanadee
    Join the related forums and groups, participate actively and you can direct them to your squeeze page
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  • Profile picture of the author luciesmazanska
    Whats the price of the product which you are promoting? if not too much high, just go to your website where you are promoting this clickbank´s product from other computer or mobile and purchase it via your website/affiliate link.
    After this 1 more sale will appear in your clickbank stats and you will be able to withdraw your money.

    Wish you the best
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  • Profile picture of the author webmarke
    It seems to me that you really don't have a problem at all. You see...You spent $50 and made $120 in return.

    Any marketer in this forum would take that ROI (Return Of Investment) all day long.

    The only thing you need to do is come up with another $50 to continue the same promotion methods that you were using to make your first $120.

    If you try hard enough, I am sure you can come up with another $50 to invest in your advertisements.

    Maybe you can borrow the money from family or friends. I am sure if you explain how you already made $120 after investing only $50 and that you just need 1 more sale to cash out...Someone would lend you the money.
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  • Profile picture of the author gabrielrala
    Make a trending advertisement that would not only interest photographers but as well as other eyeball, A video perhaps of your work will do, this may drive more traffic and then link it to your squeeze page
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  • Profile picture of the author sweetcrabhoney18
    Ask a friend to buy it from your link?

    (Love that guide Mark linked to too. )
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    keep moving forward

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