What Do I do in Internet Marketing?

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Hello everyone!

Since in the beginning of the year I've been trying to promote clickbank products through Instagram and got little to no results (Cost of a shoutout cost more than my profit). I've also tried google, bing ads, and solo ads and I got no conversion but a few email opt-ins. This cost me several hundreds and now I'm down to my last hundred (Literally almost out of money - I'm a high school student by the way). So getting traffic and conversion was a big trouble for me so I decided If I create my own product and use clickbank to get some sales, will it work? Is it likely that someone will promote the product if the product itself is good enough? So to conclude, I'm lost and I don't know what to do.

Thank you for reading.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    If you made a single commission, how much did you make?

    If you are earning $10-$30 commissions per sale and that's it then it will be hard for you to profit.

    The best advice I can give you is to focus on products to promote that can:

    1. Earn you $20-$50 on the front end.
    2. Earn you $20-$50 per month in recurring commissions.
    3. Can earn you $100 and all the way up to $5,000 in upsell commissions. ( An upsell is when you already have a customer in the door and he/she decides to buy more in the back end because there are more products they can buy after the front end sale).
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    • Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      If you made a single commission, how much did you make?

      If you are earning $10-$30 commissions per sale and that's it then it will be hard for you to profit.

      The best advice I can give you is to focus on products to promote that can:

      1. Earn you $20-$50 on the front end.
      2. Earn you $20-$50 per month in recurring commissions.
      3. Can earn you $100 and all the way up to $5,000 in upsell commissions. ( An upsell is when you already have a customer in the door and he/she decides to buy more in the back end because there are more products they can buy after the front end sale).
      I was promoting a product that earned me about $23 per sale but when I promote higher ticket offers for $80 I still made 1 sale, however, for every 3 sales of the $23 I make 1 sale with the $80, so the ratio are the same.

      Also, that why I was thinking of creating my own product so I could create my own back-ends and make more profit.
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      • Profile picture of the author agmccall
        Originally Posted by The Entrepreneur Mafia View Post


        Also, that why I was thinking of creating my own product so I could create my own back-ends and make more profit.
        If you can not convert for affiliate products what makes you think you could convert your own products.

        your focus should be on coming up with a winning strategy, then the profit will come.

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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      If you made a single commission, how much did you make?

      If you are earning $10-$30 commissions per sale and that's it then it will be hard for you to profit.

      The best advice I can give you is to focus on products to promote that can:

      1. Earn you $20-$50 on the front end.
      2. Earn you $20-$50 per month in recurring commissions.
      3. Can earn you $100 and all the way up to $5,000 in upsell commissions. ( An upsell is when you already have a customer in the door and he/she decides to buy more in the back end because there are more products they can buy after the front end sale).
      Some Truth to this but there is no question you can still earn a healthy income promoting $1 Products and then offering Upsells that end up adding much more to the total profit.

      EDIT : I didn't see where you said "$10-$30 commissions per sale and that's it". But safe to say there are rarely any Marketers these days who just create stand alone products for that amount without any OTOS and Upsells
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  • Profile picture of the author brutecky
    Originally Posted by The Entrepreneur Mafia View Post

    So getting traffic and conversion was a big trouble for me so I decided If I create my own product and use clickbank to get some sales, will it work? Is it likely that someone will promote the product if the product itself is good enough?
    Honestly its unlikely you will attract affiliates, at least not the good ones. They dont know you and there is little reason for them to promote for you as opposed to someone they do know.

    My suggestion to you is that you try to find an established marketer to JV (joint venture) with. You bring the product, they bring the affiliate connections / marketing expertise.
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    • Profile picture of the author Xtremsurvivor
      Originally Posted by brutecky View Post

      Honestly its unlikely you will attract affiliates, at least not the good ones. They dont know you and there is little reason for them to promote for you as opposed to someone they do know.

      My suggestion to you is that you try to find an established marketer to JV (joint venture) with. You bring the product, they bring the affiliate connections / marketing expertise.
      Hey, thank you for the tips.
      Do you some advice about where to find a joint venture?
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    Originally Posted by The Entrepreneur Mafia View Post

    Hello everyone!

    Since in the beginning of the year I've been trying to promote clickbank products through Instagram and got little to no results (Cost of a shoutout cost more than my profit). I've also tried google, bing ads, and solo ads and I got no conversion but a few email opt-ins. This cost me several hundreds and now I'm down to my last hundred (Literally almost out of money - I'm a high school student by the way). So getting traffic and conversion was a big trouble for me so I decided If I create my own product and use clickbank to get some sales, will it work? Is it likely that someone will promote the product if the product itself is good enough? So to conclude, I'm lost and I don't know what to do.

    Thank you for reading.

    Why do you want to limit yourself to affiliate marketing and commissions? A lot of people are doing that already so that's a lot of competition for you.

    Why don't you just email small business owners and give them something of value. Tell them you can help them get more customers by doing this, this and this.

    If you send out 100 such emails, you are bound to get 2-3 people signed up if you do things right.

    That will make you more money than affiliate marketing - that's for sure.
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  • Profile picture of the author sirtiman
    If you are a student and like passion things, just vlog with your friends and grow your business from there. You don't have to do the hard way to make money online. Just find a simple to do but still you can find ideas to monetize it. This should be more engagement things than just blind promotions.
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  • Profile picture of the author dayus444
    Why not try to build site around your niche and try to establish authority in it? This will make it easy for you to make commissions.
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    • Profile picture of the author oppyeaunome
      Originally Posted by dayus444 View Post

      Why not try to build a website around your niche and try to establish authority in it? This will make it easy for you to make commissions.
      I think this is the best route.

      Creating a site is the best route. The way that I made money using Clickbank was to create review sites. After creating the sites, I would use forums and other blogs to promote the site. I would also use Facebook commenting.

      By doing this, I was able to get free traffic to my site without having to waste money on ads. These days though I recommend building a blog that offers value to the audience that you want to attract. The more value that you offer the more people will listen to what you have to say.

      You can then use this website to build up your email list. Once you've built your list and you build trust with that list, you'll then be able to sell to them.

      Remember making money online is not about quick money it's about building something that provides value to the people that learn from you. Focus on delivering value, and you will begin to see your online results go through the roof.

      Hope this helps.
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      • Which blog websites should I use? Which one do yoi recommend?


        Originally Posted by oppyeaunome View Post

        I think this is the best route.

        Creating a site is the best route. The way that I made money using Clickbank was to create review sites. After creating the sites, I would use forums and other blogs to promote the site. I would also use Facebook commenting.

        By doing this, I was able to get free traffic to my site without having to waste money on ads. These days though I recommend building a blog that offers value to the audience that you want to attract. The more value that you offer the more people will listen to what you have to say.

        You can then use this website to build up your email list. Once you've built your list and you build trust with that list, you'll then be able to sell to them.

        Remember making money online is not about quick money it's about building something that provides value to the people that learn from you. Focus on delivering value, and you will begin to see your online results go through the roof.

        Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author mojo133
    Why invest is alway required for making money?
    You can try freeway via Youtube marketing.
    No invest need & you will get results within Week.

    Invest is the advantage I know that. But that need to be extra money. not your essential money.
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    • I got a couple video posted about a week ago and so far only about 5 views each.
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      • Profile picture of the author fasmail01
        Originally Posted by The Entrepreneur Mafia View Post

        I got a couple video posted about a week ago and so far only about 5 views each.
        Why not rank the videos for their different keywords? From experience, affiliate works fine with organic traffic if you know your onions since paid traffic could easily land make someone go broke while testing out.
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  • Profile picture of the author anfernee15
    I will advice that you focus on one thing that you choose to start with. If you focus on Affiliate Marketing then know the basics, be ready to fail, learn a lot and execute every new strategies that you will learn
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  • Profile picture of the author feedmemoreadscom
    Maybe its in the wording of your ad. You should test out variations of your pitch using smaller but equal amounts of funds to find out which ones are converting better. Then again it could be the products you are promoting, try to promote CB products (and there are some out there) that will actually be helpful to others rather than the ones that are "just hyped." Ask yourself this before you promote a product "Can this truly help me?"
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    There you go. Work on traffic and conversions. My advice is to pick one traffic source like maybe ppc because its the most targeted and learn how to create a campaign, set up adgroups based around keyword research and how to write your ads effectively to get the clicks.

    If your choosing a good converting product you know something with good earnings per clicks then you should be able to dial in sales with your campaign. Then the thing I would do once I have a good products I would turn around and try to capture that traffic first then market my product so I am building myself a targeted traffic source on demand for future promotions.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    Why not promote it here on warrior forum? You are a member here and it is the ideal platform to launch your new product.
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  • Profile picture of the author Xtremsurvivor
    Hey,
    Have you tried to start a blog and posting regurlarly quality and fresh content?
    This will allow to establish trust and authority. You will get new traffic sources as well: google, social media.
    After you have enough content on your blog, you do a package of the best in order to create a course, you add a few bonus and then you have your product.
    You can also do the review of the products that you would like to promote.

    I hope this will give you a few ideas and unfreeze you.
    Keep up the hard work!
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnVianny
    It's SURELY BETTER for you to Build a List before.

    WHY you stop?

    WHY you expect so many sales on the front end?

    Lot of newbie marketers do this mistake.

    THE MONEY IS IN THE BACK-END.

    You have to stick building your list, with payed ads, Solo Ads which are not made for brutal selling, and setup a FUNNEL for building relationship and selling to your prospect what they really need....

    ...which could be also your product.

    You have to gain they're faith, to establish yourself as an authority, in other words to NURTURE your leads.

    It seems you have built a list and expect sales immediately.

    Try to change the prospective: it's not a quick-rich scheme. Indeed it lasts on the long term, so you need to take care of your funnel, to set up properly follow up series, etc.

    Just learn Email Marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    Originally Posted by The Entrepreneur Mafia View Post

    This cost me several hundreds....
    I like The Way You Speak!



    its important that you used the word "cost" and not "lost"


    think about what you got in return:

    --Data on what not to target

    --Experience

    --Data on what to target

    --Know-How (build squeeze pages, email funnels, landing pages etc..)

    You didnt expect to profit right out of the gate did you?


    you paid for knowledge and experience, you are laying the foundation for your success..

    now delete what doesnt work and focus on what got you a sale...

    You said you gotta a sale from the instagram shout out.. but that you broke even..

    well why not source someone who has a similar following but a cheaper shoutout price.

    or why not stick to the original source and negotiate a cheaper shoutout?

    you're testing and learning... this is GOOD, don't give up!

    Best of luck,
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  • Profile picture of the author anfernee15
    There are a ton of ways to do internet marketing and a few of them are affiliate marketing, email marketing and MLM. the success rate for each method varies depends on how you provide information to your viewers, subscribers or clients.

    I made a tutorial both on how to create a successful Online Business and Reverse Commissions (MLM) in my blog, so if you want to know more about these you can check it out in my blog
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  • Profile picture of the author Rachael123
    Why would you like to constrain yourself to partner showcasing and commissions? Many people are doing that as of now so that is a ton of rivalry for you.

    Why not simply email independent company proprietors and give them something of significant worth. Let them know you can help them get more clients by doing this, this and this.
    In the event that you convey 100 such messages, you will undoubtedly get 2-3 individuals joined in the event that you do things right.
    That will profit than partner advertising - that is without a doubt.
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  • Profile picture of the author dee4d
    Build your own website (SEOd), write articles and become an authority in your sub niche. This site will make money for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randy McLean
    You really only need to do 2 things:

    1. Collect email addresses

    2. Sell stuff

    This is how it is most profitable with ClickBank.

    You can even use something like mailerlite.com which is free up to your first 1000 subs. You should be making a profit by then.

    They even have a landing page creator with templates using a drag and drop editor.

    They had nothing like this when I started.

    Focus on providing solutions to problems and appeal to people emotionally.

    Saying a product does "blah, blah, blah" is boring. Telling them what it will do for them is exciting!

    There are a lot of good tutorials on YouTube or here on the Warrior Forum about how to design a high converting squeeze page, how to pre-sell a product, how to get traffic etc.

    This is one of the quickest and simplest ways to make affiliate marketing work.

    You have a 1 page web site. You market to that web site.

    Test, track, adjust and repeat.

    You can make this work with free traffic. It will start slow at first. When you start making sales, reinvest that money into paid traffic.

    That way, you're using OPM (other people's money.)

    It's a little slower but less risky and you will learn the ropes along the way.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    In IM you dont must depend on 1 think you must dversify free trafic and paid trafic cpa and affiliate etc .And at begining ts very important to do this because you must test test test
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  • First of all, congratulations on being so young and taking the first steps to build a business. I really wish I could have had your ambition when I was your age.

    Secondly, don't be discouraged. The truth of the matter is that you're going to fail many times before you're successful and even a few times when you actually are successful.

    If you keep trying and failing, two things are going to happen: you will either learn from your failure and actually succeed or you will simply give up. I failed many, many times and, I am ashamed to admit, but ultimately did give up for a very, very long time. I wish I could tell you that there was some kind of "magic bullet" for success but there just isn't and you should ignore anyone who says otherwise.

    At the moment, I happen to think that Bitcoin and the blockchain are very exciting but this stuff is not for everyone.

    I would try to just focus on one thing at a time. For example, you mentioned that you were using Instagram (which I have never used). I would focus on learning everything you can about how to get traffic with instagram. Once you have mastered that, I would move onto mastering another social media tool. Eventually you will be a master at how to get traffic with social media and that could prove to be very, very useful in the future. If you can master how to get lots of cheap traffic, eventually you will succeed!
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  • Profile picture of the author tuhinbd1976
    You must increase the traffic.If the traffic is targeted, it would better for you to convert into sale. So you need to have the targeted traffic. You can increase this targeted traffic by making back link. You can make more & more Do-follow link than the No-follow link by doing Forum posting, Article submission, Relevant blog commenting & so on. Thanks for your interest.
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