But here it is:
I tried for almost a year with MY OWN PRODUCT to make sales. I would make 1 or 2 a week. yes, I was VERY excited about those few sales.
Then, I decided it was time to try and build an optin list of subscribers and give them some good content and a few sales messages as I went along.
When I hit 1 week, with only about 100 subscribers, I started making about 2 or 3 sales A DAY.
Then, after a week or so - I went to 4, 5, sometimes 6 sales a DAY! Woo hoo - now I was crankin baby!
Then I did a little mini launch. I hit a grand that week. I was soooo excited.
How did I do it?
Video Squeeze pages for one. Also used standard static optin pages. The idea was to build my last as fast as possible.
What am I using for traffic generation? SEO and Adwords.
The Adwords provides instant subscribers. The SEO provides lots of extras. My cost per lead is about $0.51 and my cost per conversion is at $12.00. My product is $27 with a $7/month subscription fee.
My cancellations are VERY low - like 3%.
So - to all newbies out there - BUILD A LIST AND THEN SELL TO IT. There is NO OTHER perfect path to success. Everything else is "short timer" stuff.
I know - you CPA, direct linking, and Adsense people will disagree but hey - that's the way I did it - so I highly recommend it.