I'm sure you've all seen those Garcinia Cambogia diet trials. Littered all over facebook and display networks. About 5 years ago, I got my start working for one of those 8 figure companies. They owned a lot of the largest diet offers. They took a chance on me, and let me manage their email remarketing. After a lot of failures, I finally got it working, and working extremely well. Learned a lot about what determines deliverability, whitelisting the Smtp servers, engaging prospects etc. I did extremely well for the company, and myself.
While I was there, I got my first taste of affiliate marketing. They let me pay for my own servers / Autoresponders, and in turn, they gave me access to their email lists, and let me take a commission for each sale.
I was very fortunate to get my start there. Working closely with some of the top minds in the industry. Since they also ran internal traffic, I was able to see, and learn both sides of affiliate marketing.
I ended up leaving, and starting my own product company with a few other people. We kept that going for about a year, and did very well, but in the end, it just wasn't worth the headache. We were driving all our own traffic (Through facebook). Dealing with the mids (Banks) tying up your money for months on end, distribution, FTC - It was never ending. Made more sense to just drive traffic to other peoples offers. It's what I was good at.
About 2 years ago, I broke off completely on my own. Mostly doing diet / skin / muscle trials through facebook and native networks. I've dabbled in a lot of other verticals - Lead gen, forex, bianry etc. Been profitable in most of what I've tried, but in the end I usually end up coming back to the nutra market.
So this is where I need some input. Start of the year, I realized I was tired of grinding 10 hours a day, running 20 facebook accounts by myself. Yes, 7 figures a year is great, but at the cost of my health and family - Wasn't what I wanted to continue doing.
I decided to open an office, start a new firm. I hired very intelligent and driven college aged kids. Taught them everything I know about facebook and affiliate marketing. They've been running it by themselves with very little input from me for the last 4 months. They do an awesome job, and I reward them well for it.
I have a team of 6 media buyers at the moment. I'm looking to hire 2-3 more people, and I want them to start exploring new avenues. Parts of the affiliate space, or marketing in general that I haven't touched on really.
I believe with my experience, guidance, and resources, I can make almost any method work. I've read up on a lot of different methods - None really in-depth, but wanted to come here and get suggestions on what other types of avenues I should pursue. I'm not really interested in getting into the MMO niche. Don't have any plans to create a course or WSO.
If you guys had a talented team, what methods would you look into scaling?
I'll be more than happy to answer any questions you guys have. I've tried to give back to this forum from time to time.
Side note - I've reached out to a few "Gurus" or "Experts" here, wanting to just chat a little bit - It's always good to make new connections with successful people - And none of them have got back to me. I guess I should have told them I wanted to buy their $9 course lol.