My primary source of income has always been through selling my own course. However, in a recent video, I decided to promote someone else's course. This other course is not a competitor of mine at all. It's like if my main niche was in selling cars, but I recommend a good motorcycle dealer that I respect. That's essentially what I did with a similar, yet different niche...
So I mentioned this other course in my recent video, and I provided a link to a page on my own website that has a product review and a Clickbank affiliate link. People are already accustomed to visiting links on my website, so this was no different. Plus, Clickbank hoplinks are very ugly.
I also sent out my weekly email to my list letting people know about the new video that I posted. The new video then points them to the page on my website that has the review...
Well, so far this has resulted in about $520 in commission over the last 4 days.
My list consists of about 12,000 people. About 1/4 of my list are already buyers of my main course, and 3/4 of the list are not. I have an open rate of about 20%.
So that's just a quick rundown of the numbers. $520 in 4 days for one mention of another person's course isn't too bad!!
How exactly could I turn this into another reliable income stream that pays me month after month? I'm not quite sure yet, but at least this is looking promising.
So I just wanted to share my experience with my first "real attempt" at Clickbank affiliate marketing. Having a responsive audience definitely helps too though!