by timber
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okay, I'm about ready to explode, and I need to be able to organize the information I have in my head into a system, something that makes some sort of sense.

I ran with a blog that got kind of big about a year ago, and the blog, while still up, did nothing for me, absolutely nothing, well, next to nothing, as close to nothing as you can get. $1,000 later, and 1 sale.

That was then;

I start over, this year, thinking I finally had a grasp on what I was doing, and knowing some of the mistakes to avoid, and the strategies to use, etc, etc, etc...
Now, while working on a micro budget, I have simply more questions than when I first started.

So, now, I simply have a series of questions, and I'd like to know if anyone out there, in the great competition nexus of CPP advertising and Internet Marketing, can toss me a bone and somehow, guide me to some semblance of sanity.

When do I use a squeeze page? For every campaign? or only specific ones, and which ones?

When do should I use a comparison site, vs a straight up sales letter? And should I put a squeeze page up before a comparison site?

Should I track my keywords at the domain level with a php script, or use adwords "destination url" feature. Don't the two compete with each other?

Where can I find a mentor? what could I expect to pay them, and what can I expect to get from them?

How much time do I put into a site?

I am from the belief that too much information is a killer, but yet I find myself obsessing over what to do next, and because of the fact that I am only a micro budget, having to wait up to 3 weeks to be able to act upon my plans, only to have those carefully laid out plans be ignored in an impulse of terrified clicks to start a paused campaign, only to watch the few hundred dollars I had set aside, vanish in clicks that resulted in neither a list, or commissions.

I have 2 sites up right now;

and or

Both of these have been retired, and are being left to the SEO gods and winds.

I guess I'm out of questions, for the moment, and I understand this is more of a rant than a post, but at this point, my head has stopped hurting at least a little, and I look forward to see what, if any advice I can gather.

Thank you in advance, if this makes any sense, then you, sadly, have been where I am.

#advice #commissions #information #list building #overload
  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    What exactly are you trying to do?

    All of your questions seem targeted at solving a problem, but we don't know what the problem is. It's like asking "how do I make my web page more red?" when you want it to feel warmer. You think "red is a warm colour, so I will add more red to make it feel warmer" - but that's not necessarily the answer.

    Maybe what you really need is a pale yellow background and some orange highlights. Maybe your text should be dark green instead of black. There are a lot of ways to make a web page feel warmer, and "more red" isn't always the one you want.

    But because you've asked how to implement a solution instead of how to solve a problem, you're not necessarily going to get the right solution to your problem. You're just going to get the solution you already came up with, whether it's the right one or not.
    "The Golden Town is the Golden Town no longer. They have sold their pillars for brass and their temples for money, they have made coins out of their golden doors. It is become a dark town full of trouble, there is no ease in its streets, beauty has left it and the old songs are gone." - Lord Dunsany, The Messengers
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  • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
    All Internet marketers should begin by focusing on list building. Master that and then add more things to your arsenal.

    Founder of JVZoo. All around good guy :)

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  • Profile picture of the author RCormacko
    Sounds like you're concentrated on PPC, which you have already found to be a black hole for cash. I'd be more patient and work the SEO of those sites and get them traffic from referrals from articles. I had a look at the sites, there won't be many people sign up to your list because you haven't mentioned any benefits of joining it, or even what the point of joining it is.
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  • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
    Just what you need, a thread full of people telling you to go in ten different directions! Try reading this How to Make Money Online Even if You are a No Talent Clown

    Founder of JVZoo. All around good guy :)

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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    Man, you're all over the freekin' map. If you have/had a successful blog here's a simple plan:

    Find an affiliate program or two that relates to the blog. Load the blog with relevant, useful info for the affiliate program. Create one, two or three related landing pages that either review the product or endorse it outright with personal endorsements. Include affiliate links throughout.


    That's a popular and successful plan that has worked for many. Whether you use this suggestion or one of the many others you'll get in this thread, stay focused on it until you start to see some income. That will give you some confidence and staying power. From there you can decide what to do next. Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author williamrs
    Your questions are a little bit vague... E.g. "landing page or direct linking?" Obviously, there are people making money with both of them, so it's not possible to say which on is better. It depends on your situation.

    So the only thing I can recommend you is to put your focus on something and stick at it. It's very easy to be overwhelmed by tons of information, but if you lose your focus you lose everything. Choose something and make it work for you.

    Also, you may want to consider something to help you with your budget. If you can work as a writer, designer or programmer you may want to consider the freelance sites. On the contrary, a regular job could be way to go.

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    • Profile picture of the author ant_arias
      What happened to your blog?

      I agree with Travlinguy...If you still get traffic there than continue to promote it and link to affiliate offers from there.

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  • Profile picture of the author Troy Trump
    The best way to handle overload it to focus on ONE step at a time. Because things change so fast, you can have a complete A-Z blueprint figured out, but by the time you get to step D or E... there is a new and improved way to do things. For example, if you're still creating your product, don't worry about what your adwords campaign will be. Why? Because google changes things around all the time. Your perfect adwords plan could very well be outdated by the time you actually need to implement it.
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  • Profile picture of the author W2L
    Having too many things at once leads to paralysis/inaction, so really, divide and conquer.

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