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by Tucker Black 23 replies
Newby here to AFM game. Hanging on for dear life! Any tips on getting ground. Ton of useless info out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Your assignment, Grasshopper, should you choose to accept it, is . . .

    Begin whatever you plan to do to make money online by studying your audience. They hold the key to your income. It's their credit cards that will pay your salary. Figure out how to serve them. Figure out what you can provide for them that they desperately want.

    Keep it simple, straightforward, honest, and top notch in quality and you will be rewarded with a following that trusts you and will buy from you.

    Welcome to the forum and the very best to you.

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    • Profile picture of the author Tucker Black
      Understood Master Po! Great advise!
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    • Profile picture of the author Katy Perry
      Hello Steve,

      In your opinion, what are some good ways to study one's audience? Forums, social media (groups, comments etc), creating surveys, engaging with leads/customers? Are there any other ways?
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by Katy Perry View Post

        Hello Steve,

        In your opinion, what are some good ways to study one's audience? Forums, social media (groups, comments etc), creating surveys, engaging with leads/customers? Are there any other ways?
        Not Steve, but here's my two cents anyway...

        All the things you mentioned are good sources. Use them all. Add Q&A sites like Quora, product reviews on multiple sites if you can pin down a product or category (on another thread, someone mentioned baby products as a niche, for example), popular blogs in the space (especially the comments), etc.

        Pretty much anywhere your audience gathers and interacts is fair game.

        Pay particular attention to the words and phrases they use. It will help you communicate with them. If part of your plan is to present yourself as an expert, this can be crucial.

        For example, I've been chasing finny critters for over five decades. If someone is pitching me a fishing product, I can tell if they've ever wet a line or if they're faking it.

        Good luck in your research.
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    Welcome to Thunderdome.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    I've been promoting affiliate / CPA offers for over 16 years.

    However, I do it quite differently than most.

    I heavily promote PPL (pay per lead...lead generation) offers. This is because there is no credit card / purchase required to complete an offer. All a user has to do is fill out a form, so conversion rates are typically much higher compared to offers that require a sale to be made.

    I favor offers that have a make, get or save money benefit to them, as they have overall worked the best. They also tend to have the greatest mass appeal (will be of interest to a large general audience), so the potential exists to produce high volume and they are fairly easy to cross promote on the back-end.

    Some of the verticals (niches) I have done extremely well with are: education, insurance, loans, debt, credit, mortgage, assistance, discount offers, homeowner offers, etc...

    The bulk of the offers that I promote pay $20-$40 per lead, but I also promote offers that pay more and less. You don't want to get too caught up on what an offer pays because how well it converts is just as important. For example, if you have an offer that pays $9, but if it converts at 2X or more of a $20 offer, then it will perform about the same or possibly better. At the same time, if you have an offer that pays $90 and it converts poorly, it may not even be worth promoting.

    Bottom line: it's far easier to get someone fill out a short form than to get them to pull out their credit card and make a purchase. So why struggle with trying to sell this or that, when you can provide free information that users want/need and get paid well doing it.

    I drive traffic by acquiring 3rd party email data, which is data that the users have shown an interest in a specific vertical(niche) and have given permission to receive messages from third parties. You get the opt-in record for every user and it's 100% can-spam compliant.

    By acquiring data, I'm building assets that I then own and can market to over and over at very low cost. So I control and can drive traffic on-demand to the offers I'm promoting. Which is key to CPA / affiliate marketing success. However, 3rd party data will rarely be as responsive as a high-quality opt-in list you build yourself. But it really doesn't matter because it is much cheaper and highly scalable compared to convention list building.

    So the initial data that is acquired isn't the most import part of the process in the long run. The real key to making it work is to always be collecting your opens / clickers, segmenting, and removing unresponsive users. That way over time you are building smaller, but more responsive lists that you should eventually be able to send less and make more with each mailing. Essentially you are converting the data from quantity to quality.

    Basically, I monetize the data using PPL offers because they offer the path of least resistance to generating conversions($$$) and converting the data into cash producing assets.

    Obviously, there is more to it, but done right it can be extremely profitable. Everyone that I know that is in the business and knows what they are doing, for the most part, does 6-7 figures. While that's a huge range, much comes down to one's ability to scale and effectively build / manage the infrastructure needed to scale.

    Something to think about.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tucker Black
      Wow!Thanks so much for the info! It's if you've built the culture and the infrastructure one in the same. Now That's sustainable!
      Thanks so much!
      Tucker
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    I would sugest you to work with mindset first : positivity personal development books etc .The start by being as more focused as you can .Its good to choose a niche and to build a email list .If you make 10 000 emails you can quit your job
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Make sure you have fun with IM Tucker. Or that you enjoy learning, developing skills to solve problems, researching and creating and connecting. This is like building a brick and mortar business in many ways from a time and energy commit. Follow Steve's advice and hey, love this ride.

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  • Profile picture of the author Steve L
    Originally Posted by Tucker Black View Post

    Newby here to AFM game. Hanging on for dear life! Any tips on getting ground. Ton of useless info out there.
    Tucker
    In my opinion, I'd learn how to code and learn how to create your own info products. Oh yea, some blogging on the side can be lucrative too.
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  • Profile picture of the author svetod
    Hi Tucker, welcome on board!

    Wish you good luck on whatever you will be starting!
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    Check out my story at http://affiliate-lifestyle.com/
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    welcome use the search button

    has $100000 worth of ideas there :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Risktaker89
    Hey Tucker,

    Target your niche.

    Find a few good products to promote.

    Target your audience.

    Create a sales funnel for those products.

    Build your own email list. (Offer your own lead magnet in exchange for an opt in form, and follow up with them via email)

    Create an informational website with your affiliate products embedded in it.

    Send your email list your affiliate products promotion or to your website.

    Get the ball rolling, then only explore other things which can make your campaign better.
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    • Profile picture of the author talfighel
      Originally Posted by Risktaker89 View Post

      Hey Tucker,

      Target your niche.

      Find a few good products to promote.

      Target your audience.

      Create a sales funnel for those products.

      Build your own email list. (Offer your own lead magnet in exchange for an opt in form, and follow up with them via email)

      Create an informational website with your affiliate products embedded in it.

      Send your email list your affiliate products promotion or to your website.

      Get the ball rolling, then only explore other things which can make your campaign better.
      And have some money to test marketing channels.
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  • Profile picture of the author dana67
    Find a niche, study your competition, and do it better. What can you offer? How can you meet someone's need and prompt them to take action?
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  • Profile picture of the author jamie3000
    Welcome sir and best of luck :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author sachin5120
    welcome to the community
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  • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
    First high 5 and welcome!

    Please do not go all the way around the marketing world for years and then say OK I will finally build a list!

    Just start now you will never regret it.

    A list on what you may ask?

    All the stuff you are about to learn on listbuilding. Share it with others who are interested.

    Yes, list build on listbuilding. There is a ton of free high quality content on listbuilding like at EricsTips or SmartPassiveIncome.com

    You can learn it. Implement it. Share it. Make a living.

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  • Profile picture of the author faulkwood
    What mostly helped me was finding a brand that was already recognizable but still not to over-saturated. Not easy to do but worth it when you find it.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheMentorGuy
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    Find a source of traffic and sell your own product or be an affiliate for another product.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrjackpowers
    Spend more time taking action than you spend reading and "learning." That's a good start.
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    • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
      Originally Posted by kapishjewels View Post

      Hello Everyone,

      I am amit newbie in this forum.. Please join my post and comments..
      Just a friendly heads up it is bad forum to hijack anthers thread , best thing to do is start your own thread
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