Where should I pick up from if I want to get back in to IM?

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I used to do a little bit of affiliate marketing from 2009-2012 with moderate success when I started following Kelly Felix's Bring the Fresh program (did about $1,200-$2,000/mo in my spare time). Obviously, almost none of those strategies are useful these days. The BTF guide was last updated in 2015, but from the sound of it SEO is MUCH more difficult these days, and it seems like you almost have to pay for high quality links to rank a site anymore.

I was thinking about getting back into it, particularly since I have a lot more discretionary funds to work with. What should I be looking in to if I want to get back in to IM? Any noteworthy marketers I should be following? Suggestions for programs you're currently using? Other groups/forums I should be in? etc.

Thanks in advance.
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  • Well.
    I would, first of all, recommend investing in a profitable and high converting done-for-you program.

    That's because IM is very hard (it's has a lot of parts to work on) especially if you are a newbie, but when you are working with a done-for-you program, you just drive traffic and let the marketers do the selling for you.

    You even build a mailing list at the same time (of course there are-done-for-you program that probably won't allow you to build a mailing, but I recommend you just the one that accepts you to build a mailing list).

    Second, build an authoritative website and invest in it. It's very profitable just don't be afraid of buying guest posts (please, don't buy links, buy guest post or guest post for free).

    To get a guest post (article and link) on an authoritative website with a strong DA is something like $150 and within 4 months you can recoup your investment. You can't do this if you are like most newbies who don't want to invest, but if you can do it, you can expect a 174% yearly return on your investment: I am saying that if for example, you invest $10000 in your website, you can expect to make from it something like $27400 of yearly revenue and.

    This is powerful because as you know when a website is done, it continues bringing in revenue for years and years, you just can post and guest post once a week after you've made your initial Investissement.

    That's all I wanted to say. Of course, I have a lot more, but I hope this helps somehow, the most important thing is to take action.
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  • Profile picture of the author 1Bryan
    The only thing that really changed in that period of time, if you followed Bring the Fresh, is that the "traffic getting" component doesn't work anymore.

    So learn to buy traffic.

    Everything else is pretty much the same.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
      Originally Posted by 1Bryan View Post

      The only thing that really changed in that period of time, if you followed Bring the Fresh, is that the "traffic getting" component doesn't work anymore.

      So learn to buy traffic.

      Everything else is pretty much the same.
      Agreed.

      You need two things in any business: Traffic and Conversion.

      People to look at your offer, and the offer.

      You can get distracted, and folks usually do, with the shiny bells and whistles and the hype, but that's all you need.

      So look for places and topics you believe you can bring traffic to a quality offer.

      The secret is: just about anything will work. If you give it long enough, and are willing to tweak it long enough, you can get it to work.

      I could go out on the streetcorner and bang two wooden blocks together, and have a wicker basket for money collection at my feet.

      If I do that long enough, I WILL get some "sales".

      Maybe I can test my technique: I could clap the blocks together faster, or slower, and see what happens on the donation rate. I could try different clothes. Some day I could switch out the wicker basket for a different container, maybe a coffee can, and see how that works.

      But the essence of the thing? There it is. Get attention. Have a way to accept money from people. Give them something in exchange for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
    Originally Posted by drewbieX View Post

    I used to do a little bit of affiliate marketing from 2009-2012 with moderate success when I started following Kelly Felix's Bring the Fresh program (did about $1,200-$2,000/mo in my spare time). Obviously, almost none of those strategies are useful these days. The BTF guide was last updated in 2015, but from the sound of it SEO is MUCH more difficult these days, and it seems like you almost have to pay for high quality links to rank a site anymore.

    I was thinking about getting back into it, particularly since I have a lot more discretionary funds to work with. What should I be looking in to if I want to get back in to IM? Any noteworthy marketers I should be following? Suggestions for programs you're currently using? Other groups/forums I should be in? etc.

    Thanks in advance.
    Maybe, invest in YOU. One idea is to get into IM with the goal of being your own boss and not dependent on anyone, which means in affiliate circles, you have the products.

    Why not invest a little of that discretionary fund into CREATING your own products?

    Be the fresh, and leave someone's stale to other folks?

    If you have more funds to work with, you can outsource so much of your creations.

    Suggest you begin at Square One, which is; WHAT DO YOU WANT? from your IM? Have a goal, and develop a PLAN based on those things you can do and control, and not rely on other people or platforms for your future, eh?

    GordonJ
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    Learn how to drive targeted traffic to any niche and the world will be yours.

    but if you can do it, you can expect a 174% yearly return on your investment
    Made up numbers are not helpful to anyone.
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    • This is just what can happen and to motivate.
      Some people especially newbies don't want to invest and I am each and everyday learning, calculating, sometimes setting goals of what I want to accomplish,...
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      • Profile picture of the author drewbieX
        I agree, even small investments can go a long way if it's the right investment. I think that's why newbies are hesitant because they're not sure what's good and what's not. I spent like $30 on backlinks (the only money invested) back in the day for a Squidoo page. Made $400 the following month. Like $7,000 or so over the next couple years after that.
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  • Profile picture of the author YourBizAid
    If you help people solve a major life or business problem aside IM, why not develop a high ticket program in the $3000 to $10,000 range where you work with your clients one-on-one? This way you will be able to help people get real results while hitting your income goals faster and working with fewer number of clients...

    Just my thoughts. However, if you have no experience whatsoever, then by all means, there's no harm in getting back to IM and learning the ropes. However, don't waste your money on courses because information is free these days. A ton of courses sold today are filled with regurgitated and recycled information you can easily find on YouTube with a little bit of research.

    Wish you Godspeed!
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  • Profile picture of the author crackhouse
    Sell backlinks and guest posting services, these are more lucrative than ever
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Originally Posted by IGotMine View Post

    Made up numbers are not helpful to anyone.
    They're helpful to the guy peddling the DFY program. Much easier than using real data...
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