I recently got my passion back for affiliate marketing and am ready to use all my skills (video creator, website builder, voice-over artist, graphic designer, teacher) to cost effectively build out some affiliate campaigns to make some commissions.
I thought I would start in the health/diet niche, and found 'The 3 Week Diet' on ClickBank which seems to be pretty solid - yet maybe over competitive and also slightly old.
I bought the domain thebest3weekdiet.online and was about to do the following:
1. Create a Landing Page offering a free gift in exchange for an email address (so I can build a list).
2. Redirect the prospect to my affiliate link once they have downloaded the free gift (or use another method to eventually get them to the affiliate link).
3. Create a follow up email campaign to nurture the leads to eventually buy from my affiliate link.
However, I did a quick 15 test on Bing Ads to see how much traffic i could send to my affiliate link via a redirect of my domain - and the results were poor, very poor. I had a lot of clicks on my ads, but ZERO sales for the affiliate product.
I know this is not the best way to test if a product is going to work for you, but am i right in saying i should try and find something new, less competitive to start promoting first?
And is my method the correct way to do this?
I can build a website and have my own hosting - so I wouldn't need to pay for things like hosting and clickfunnels or leadpages - i can do that myself.
I could use Mailchimp for free to be my autoresponder.
So there is not much else i would need to invest in - but there is no clear blueprint out there for doing it this way - as in mostly for free apart from buying a domain.
If I am going to invest this time - should I skip the 3 week diet offer and find a better offer to do the same with?
And is my method a good starting point to adding some extra cash to my bank account?