So, today I made my first sale of my new ebook. I had promoted a similar ebook on Clickbank for ages, so eventually I thought: "Why am I paying this guy half of my commission" (I know it's the other way around, but that's what it felt like).
So, I took the advice of Warriors and set out to create a product of my own.
I bought a domain.
I hired a ghostwriter on Elance.
I got a landing page designed and copy written.
I wrote a bunch of articles pointing at the domain, ready for the launch.
Then came launch day..
1000 visitors - 0$ sales
That sucked, I was almost ready to go back to Clickbank and look for new products to promote, but I decided to give it another shot.
So, I took down the sales page, designed a new one myself (it's not pretty but it works), wrote the copy myself and found an Adwords voucher in my inbox.
Today.. FIRST SALE!
Does that ever feel good! It was only $27, but it was all me and I made that sale from start to finish. I am telling you, selling my own product feels ten times better than being an affiliate.
Now of course, to sell 40 more copies and then I'm in the green, yeah baby!