I booked myself a 3 month, 1/2 page slot for a magazine on sports betting here in the UK last month, with the intention being to market an affiliate product.
In true newbie style, I completely screwed it up by receiving 250 unique and targeted views in 36 hours...
And sent them to a forced squeeze page which no one opted for.
Lesson: manage expectations. Give the visitor what you said you would give them, without condition.
Anyway, I since changed the page to an optional opt-in, and I'm now receiving a trickle of traffic, but no sales.
Since I *have* to pay for the next two months anyway, I was wondering if any of you fine experienced peoples have any ideas what I could use as a different offer?
I thought about a different betting product altogether; there is a JV launch called Boss Buster going live tomorrow for instance which is all about gambling. Or a poker strategy series perhaps.
Another thought I had, though I'm not sure if I'm necessarily comfortable with it, is to put a CPA offer up for pay day and car log book loans. I would get anything from £14 - £45 should a person even make the application, but...
First, I don't know if that really is a good sideways match for betting and second, if it is, I'm not sure if I'm comfortable encouraging such action.
Then again, I am the one who placed the ad in a betting magazine!
Has anyone got any other potential suggestions for a half page magazine advert that reaches 30k readers a month?