This is my first 'contribution' to this great forum. I have shared this 'mini launch' system in another forum and i feel it's perfect for any one in any niche.
(If you don't have any cash to invest in your business, i am sorry you won't find much information for you in this thread )
Note: What i am going to share is NOT a System, NOT a method, NOT a trick. It is a Business. What i do and i'll share how i do.
You can earn money online by (majority)two ways i.e by offering Services or Product.
My business completely focus on "Products Development".
FACT: Those people, who are actually making 'consistent' income online owns AT LEAST own one unique product under there name.
I'll share the information in Phases that you should follow:
Product Creation: In order to start your online business you need:
1) YOUR product
2) Sales Letter
4) Affiliate Promo Material
Step 1: Your Product, yes you need a 'Unique' product which you can call as your product, and believe me you'll find good money in software/scripts.
I highly recommend in out sourcing your product creation and try to make script in PHP. So what kind of product you should PLAN to create?
This depends on the current trends going on. My personal favorites are the products which are the 'add ons' to some other product or website.
For example, i create Quick Video Optin system as i can see that people need to watermark there videos in order to redirect there visitor to there product.
PROBLEM: Less action ratio of youtube videos as visitor needs to 'type' the website URL on browser window and in this IT age, we are lazy and we prefer clicking rather typing (right?)
SOLUTION: Create something which enables the Video creators to have call to action button or CLICK ABLE link right inside the video. The product SHOULD target majority of people (In this case, demand was huge because of increasing use of videos). So there i came up with an idea of QuickVideoOptin, i am NOT a software developer, i simply outsource it.
RESULT: Once launched, We (me and my partners) got a big recurring customer base.
Basically you should search warrior forum and other IM forums and you'll get easy ideas on what people actually needed OR even you can see that the customer of some XYZ product liked the XYZ product however they are missing some add on, so in this case you should be able to point your programmer to that XYZ product and just ask him to add some addons and thus you have a new product.
Always plan to use PHP language as you will get cheap price programmer of this language (Cheap here doesn't means poor quality, it means your benefit due to currency differences, if outsourcing in Asia )
Step 2: Sales Letter: Don't compromise here, your sales letter is the entry or exit to your 'Thank you' page. Simply get copywriter (You'll get many on warrior forum). If you want my recommendation, i use Christie Wilson (she is active on warrior forum), she'll write very cool sales letter for $297 (i think she even have a WSO). Once you pay to her, she'll send you a form, just fill it send it back to her and you'll have your amazing sales copy in 3-5 days.
Step3: Graphics: You can easily get very nice MINI Site graphics WITH in $50. A minisite means Header - Footer- Product box - Testimonial Box - Video Box, ALL branded to your domain name.
You actually need professionally looking graphics. You can contact pixelcrafter here, he do all my graphics work.
Step 4: Affiliate Promo Material: DO NOT even think to ignore this part, we are busy people so do our potential affiliates. Always provide them ready made promo stuff like Custom landing page, PPC ads, Keywords, banners, ezine letters, BROADCAST emails (Pre launch and post launch), Youtube videos etc.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED : Use Click Bank as payment processor, this will help you to get affiliates and make your product viral.
Phase 2: Getting Massive Traffic:
This is very very important. If you ignore this part then you won't be able to make your product all over google (and other search engine for lifetime free promotion).
These are the traffic sources that i use and they REALLY work.
Step 5: Go and buy $200 worth SEO visibility pack from PRweb.com (in my case some affiliate bought it and he is still making decent sales). They will place you all over internet. This is AWESOME to get word out about your product.
Step 6: Buy Forum traffic based on your niche, in my case i bought the banner from Dnforum (as my Gtrendsassassin product is about domain names) worth $3k but this is giving me almost 50-70 optin every day and 5-7 sales a day.
Search google for 'Your Niche Forum' and search advertise link.
Step 7: ClickBank Paid Ads: You might have seen the Blue green ads all over clickbank.com, amazing fact is that almost 95% of there advertiser never leave there ad space because of getting affiliates and even sales of there product. It may cost you around $650/month depending on your niche.
Step 8: MORE Affiliates: In order to get REAL serious affiliates, buy Broadcast Email pack from ABestWeb worth $800, IF they approve your product (They do not approve Make money kind of product) they will broadcast an stand alone email for your product's affiliate program. I have heard good things about them but unfortunately they have rejected my product as they think it's 'Make money' kind of product.
Step 9: Free-Press-Release.com,: Buy there PAGE 1 PR placement service, i actually bought it like 17 hrs back and got 2 sales from them by now and it will be there for next 30 days. They charged me $321 +$30 to put my Press release on TOP on there front page. This actually helped me to get good back links and optin with sales
Step 10: 6 Ads on PayDotCom: I have NEVER seen so awesome conversions from PDC site ads (ONLY for Make money niche). It will cost you $50 per ad for 7 days and i recommend at least 7 ads with them for next 7 days as this way you will be getting maximum exposure.
Step 11: Good standing accounts with Warrior Forum and Digital Point forum. (I don't use DP so no idea)
So, How to do a Launch Without a list?
Ok, so i assume you have a product with good sales page, Clickbank approved and accounts on all above website.
Now, at least 30 days before you should have a launch date in mind, we'll take it as suppose 20th Feb, 2010 is your launch date, so on:
21st Jan: Open a thread about your upcoming product on 'your niche forum' let's say, Warrior forum. DO NOT yet declare about your product rather inform that you are working on some script which will do XYZ things and ask for suggestions. You will get lot of suggestions so update your product with what you feel is required.
25th Jan: Update the above thread that your product is ready and it will be launched on 20th Feb, now again share the features and benefits of your product, you will again get valuable data from member so that you can re modify your product according to latest requirement.
30th Jan: Invite some Beta Testers from WF forum and provide them with Free copy, always provide review copy to reputable member and be free to get critiques as it's for your own good. Again modify product if the testers found any bugs.
5 Feb: (Please use the SAME thread for all this, DO NOT open different threads) : Ask forum member's to NOT to buy product once launched , inform them that you'll have WSO special for them.
12th Feb: Buy ALL above advertisement and redirect the traffic to your Index page WITHOUT sales letter. It should just have the 'Primary' benefit of your product, LAUNCH DATE and TIME and an Opt in form for launch notification. You should contact ABestWeb for broadcast at least 10 days before your launch as they will check your product.
By Now, you can check google with your product name and find that people already promoting it using different means. This is a great feeling.
IMPORTANT: Here we are using ABestWeb, ClickBank ads and your forum ads to gain AFFILIATES not customers, always make separate pages for every advertising source to verify your stats.
On 19th Feb (One day before launch): Broadcast all your list (you should have got at least 200+ by now ) people on your list by using above sources that you are going live tomorrow.
On 20th Feb (Launch Day): Replace your optin page to your REAL sales page and email your list that you are like PLUS update all links of your above traffic sources to your MAIN sales page.
You'll start getting sales (You WILL). ALWAYS keep an upgrade or OTO at backend with higher value.
After 7 days of launch you will see 50-70 sales in your clickbank account (depends on your conversion ratio), This will BRING OUT your advertising expense and you still have your product listed for whole month.
Now, as you promised open up WF WSO with your product's discounted price. Remember these are the people who are eager to buy but they were waiting for special price which you just gave them. You can expect another 30-40 sales fro each forum and this time ALL commission goes to your paypal, means INSTANT CASH.
After 30 days of your product launch, you can see your product all over Google, Youtube, social sites etc + Clickbank screen shots + Paypal payments. Now take screen shot of all your payments and Flip it on Flippa.com
FLIPPA.com : This is the new part of my business, i have decided to sell my every web site product in 40-50 days after launch.
GUARANTEE: Using above advertising methods and marketing strategy you will be able to cover 8-10K in GROSS sales and with like 4-5k profit and showing this you can instantly FLIP your site for $10-$15k and thus ends with around $20K profit all in a month.
If you have noticed we have don't need any JV partner, Big list etc for our own launch, you just need up font money and a system in place to spend it.
Your EXPENSE (I'll say rather investment) is: around $3-$4k in this COMPLETE system and return in NO WAY less then $17-$20 k (It may go upto $25k)
So, you can seriously expect to make $12-20K profit in 60 days and once you have got all money, repeat the same process. You can easily cross $100k by this system every year and of course from your optin list.
I have tried to make it more clear but i feel i was not able to write it the way i want to. WHATEVER, this works. Yes you need money, but this will yield you very very high ASSURED results.
What i have shared here is what i do (just have a few JV's with me).
"You need to take ACTION" (you know it )
Ask me anything about it.