Wow... made it to page 1 of ClickBank in 36 hours...

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Hi guys,

I just wanted to encourage some people here with a current, real life example of how you really can go from "idea" to "windfall" when you just take action...

Some of you may have been watching our recent release of the "Ultimate Search Engine Loophole" - a joint venture between me and Dave Kelly.

Currently, just 3 days into our ClickBank shelf-life, we're already ranked as the #2 product in the Business to Business category (right underneath Michael Rasmussen's "Get More Buyers"), and #3 in the Marketing & Ads category.

The sales figures have been pretty amazing to say the least. (As have conversions).

But I want you to realize that this wasn't some well-executed product launch or a "Jeff Walker" rollout.

In fact, going the public ClickBank route was a last-minute decision. Ranking Loophole was originally just going to be a one-off product sold with a script like RAP as a "point of interest" to my list.

But then Dave and I got thinking, and we realized that MSN has been largely under-valued and overlooked by the Internet Marketing community.

We also knew that with the sheer proof we could offer - we could get some serious attention. At least from the webmaster community.

So we decided to do a WSO and pre-launch with my list, then maybe get a few interested affiliates from doing that, and then release it on CB.

And that's all we did.

A few people picked it up and promoted it, and because of the NEW subject matter - and the proof - it just snowballed from there.


So let's take a brief look at what made this "launch" a success:
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1. The Product is Just Plain Sexy.

Ranking organically for any keyword you want. Doesn't get much sexier than that as a USP. That appeal, combined with the fact that this topic hasn't been done to death, provided an easy avenue for "snowballing" and buzz.


2. Proof & Compelling Copy.

The copy isn't hype-laden but it does paint a nice visual in the prospect's mind about what is possible, and it encourages them to visualize their ideal rankings, and what they could DO with those rankings (build a list, earn commissions, etc). It also has nothing to hype up since the results speak for themselves. It is what it is.


3. The Product is Actually Good, It Works, and We Actually Give a Damn

Dave and I have been answering emails non-stop the last few days, and we've also been adding content to the product and interacting with customers to help them succeed along the way.

This should be the standard for any product launch, but sadly, it's a rarity. This does wonders for goodwill AND word of mouth.


4. Conversion.

Plain and simple, our affiliates so far have seen some pretty nice results. A couple have mailed out for the second time now.

And that's about it.

As for how long this will last, I don't know.

We've already done WAY more volume than we originally anticipated, so I guess from here on in whatever happens is "found money".

I'll still be actively marketing it and recruiting quality affiliates and so on, but I just wanted you to realize what's possible when you've GOT SOMETHING and know how to sell it.

You don't need to be in bed with the "Gurus" to get some attention :-)

Just something to think about...

Take care,

Chris Rempel

P.S. Also, just wanted to add that this is JV. Dave Kelly is the expert who provided the product, and I did the marketing stuff.

Think about how many experts there are out there who've GOT SOMETHING in various markets, but don't know how to get exposure, or maybe they just don't have the desire to market?

THAT is what "JV" really means, by the way, and THAT is truly their power. This is how you can effectively take an idea, make a bold statement and back it with your content, do some initial setup and then simply let the market "catch" it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohsin Rasool
    Wow, Chris this is inspirational!
    Thanks for sharing your success story...

    It games me few ideas regarding a product i wanted to add in clickbank:-)

    Thanks again,
    Mohsin
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  • Profile picture of the author Habitat
    Congratulations..I need to step my game up by taking a page out of your book.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    Thanks very much Chris,

    I'm printing this one out and taking it with me All Day to read. It's worth more to right now than you could imagine.

    Thanks again X 100

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  • Profile picture of the author darrinmcl
    It is too bad the old warrior forum archives are so hard to access. Chris has been revealing incredible bits of information about how he does what he does for years. I have more of Chris's posts in my swipe file than any other warrior out there. I am always amazed that he gives up so much information.
    This is another good example.
    Good on ya Chris.
    Much success to you.
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    • Profile picture of the author ss442
      Way to go Chris! I am new to this forum and it is stories like this that compel others with inspiration to drive ahead. Frankly, I'd like to hear more.

      "Thanks for sharing".
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  • Profile picture of the author baumann93
    Well, congratulations on your success. Good product is a key to success. Unfortunately, many of us do not have good products and to JV with a guru one needs to have... what... a couple hundred thousands verified opt-in email addresses? How would one convince a guru to JV without having to sleep with him/her? Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author chris_surfrider
      Originally Posted by baumann93 View Post

      Well, congratulations on your success. Good product is a key to success. Unfortunately, many of us do not have good products and to JV with a guru one needs to have... what... a couple hundred thousands verified opt-in email addresses? How would one convince a guru to JV without having to sleep with him/her? Thanks.
      My point above is that you can OBTAIN great content by hiring or partnering with experts who aren't marketers, or prefer not to market.

      And once you have something - where your claim/offer is both HUGE and actually legit - then getting JV's truly is not difficult.

      People with active, valuable lists are literally always searching for something that is actually good, profitable and very compelling.

      And let's pull back the curtain a bit when it comes to list size - some of the most effective affiliates have "small" lists.

      AND - I know this from experience - some of the "biggest names" with monstrous lists get very poor open rates, results and conversions.

      There's a rare few that have both "size" AND responsiveness.

      Just something to think about :-)

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      • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
        Ah, finallly the truth comes out, the key to giant sales is having a GOOD product that is well positioned with a sexy title that is a) clearly focused on solving a high demand desire and b) not too far out in left field in terms of the solution.

        I've heard from marketer after marketer that swears the product doesn't matter, that marketing is everything - well it turns out many of those people are no longer around and your product DOES matter.

        Great example Chris.

        And for everyone else wondering how they can follow Chris' lead, he mentions partnering with an expert, another way is to turn yourself into a 'test machine' where you simply try different things, learn what works and what doesn't and document your experience into high value info products.

        Jeff
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        • Profile picture of the author Nick Brighton
          Originally Posted by jbsmith View Post

          another way is to turn yourself into a 'test machine' where you simply try different things, learn what works and what doesn't and document your experience into high value info products.

          Jeff
          That's quite possibly one of the best free HINTS a newbie (or anyone struggling) can take away. This is what I tell people alot...if you're not an expert, if you can't get an expert on board, but still want people to pay you money, then simply go through the pain that they can then avoid.

          Even if you screw up, you help steer them away from something that they would have wasted time and money on. It's a marvelous way to become an expert in disguise.

          The best part is you then have a real incentive, no, obligation to actually see projects through. At which point, you'll likely be making money from the project and your students, PLUS, you get to find out FIRST HAND what works, which will always sell when you can prove it right in front of people's eyes.

          Great reminder and follow up post Jeff.
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          • Profile picture of the author naruq
            Congratulations Chris! Thanks for sharing your success strategy with us.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Douglas
    Great work Chris! A killer product makes life so much easier.

    Hope you get some more affiliates from this post and stay on top of CB.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    Great Job Chris...

    Good to hear about your ClickBank success. You're right, it's actually quite easy with a bit of concentrated effort in the right places

    Mike Hill
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  • Profile picture of the author teenmoney
    That is awesome. Inspires me to go put some of my products on CB. I was trying to decide whether or not to and this convinced me...
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  • Profile picture of the author Melody
    And I have to add - as has been mentioned - that this IS a really GOOD product, with obviously great follow-up - as opposed to many that have sexy titles and are simply re-hashes of everything else on the market.

    Chris, I don't know how you do it - but you DO come up with solid NEW information - and the success of this rather unorthodox launch is a testament to the strength of your reputation and the solid 'fan' base that you are building.

    Kudos!
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    • Profile picture of the author chris_surfrider
      Originally Posted by Melody View Post

      And I have to add - as has been mentioned - that this IS a really GOOD product, with obviously great follow-up - as opposed to many that have sexy titles and are simply re-hashes of everything else on the market.

      Chris, I don't know how you do it - but you DO come up with solid NEW information - and the success of this rather unorthodox launch is a testament to the strength of your reputation and the solid 'fan' base that you are building.

      Kudos!
      Thanks so much Melody :-)

      I owe it all to the people I learned from, and my customers and affiliates.

      It's a simple formula, too.

      Just find cool stuff and present it in a way that's inspiring.

      Then wash, rinse repeat.

      That is how you build a list that can out-respond the biggest so-called "gurus" around...

      -Chris
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      • Profile picture of the author jhongren
        Hi Chris,

        Thanks for sharing. I agree with you. A quality product speaks for itself and the best marketing effort is through word of mouths and JV partners.

        Quality is in fact very important.

        If it is of a high quality product,

        1. T
        he conversion is going to sky rocket
        2. Buyers will naturally become affiliates
        3. JV partners will be very willing to recommend it to their list
        4. Word is going to get around in forum, through emails (your product will get more exposure naturally!)
        5. There is going to be low or NO refund

        This is a snowballing effect as all marketing takes its place and the life of this high quality is going to last really long.

        My 2 cents,
        John
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  • Profile picture of the author Bob Monie
    Congrats Chris, good work. Ranking high in clickbank is what ya need to do to keep affiliate growth.

    Grey hat way to rank number #1 in Clickbank is to buy 200 copies of your own product. Think this still works, used to anyways.
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    • Profile picture of the author Scott Million
      Originally Posted by Bob Monie View Post

      Congrats Chris, good work. Ranking high in clickbank is what ya need to do to keep affiliate growth.

      Grey hat way to rank number #1 in Clickbank is to buy 200 copies of your own product. Think this still works, used to anyways.
      Is that true? That has amazing potential...
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      • Profile picture of the author James Schramko
        Congratulations Chris. It was a well executed launch in the end. Once you have momentum it is easier.

        (It is easier to steer a Nascar at speed than in the pits.)
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      • Profile picture of the author Bob Monie
        Originally Posted by Scott Million View Post

        Is that true? That has amazing potential...
        I heard on the grapevine that it used to work, havent tried it and not something you would want to abuse either.

        Think cb would be pretty wary of it these days. Not sure if they track IP address or not. Probably track card details these days.

        Not something many people would think of doing, but i shouldnt have really said it either. Me and my big mouth, hehe.
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        • Profile picture of the author chris_surfrider
          Originally Posted by Bob Monie View Post

          I heard on the grapevine that it used to work, havent tried it and not something you would want to abuse either.

          Think cb would be pretty wary of it these days. Not sure if they track IP address or not. Probably track card details these days.

          Not something many people would think of doing, but i shouldnt have really said it either. Me and my big mouth, hehe.
          I wouldn't mess with stuff like that.

          Something you CAN do is use multiple CB ID's and use a rotator script on a redirect page or something so that when you send traffic to your own site, you'll inflate your gravity on a small scale.

          However, that's beside the point.

          When something's REALLY selling, it will inevitably climb even with a meager initial marketing attempt, especially when affiliates catch wind of it.

          So conversion and the overall appeal of your offer is what's key.

          Go after the masses with something irresistible and make it convert.

          That's your ticket to the top of CB.


          Cheers,

          -Chris

          PS We are now #1 in Business to Business and #2 in Marketing & Ads as of Saturday morning. WHoo- hoo!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Ambrose
    Thanks for that Chris. A very good read (and no hidden agendas either, which is always a plus!!)

    Will MSN ever be bigger than Google... no

    Is MSN a place to advertise... absolutely
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  • Profile picture of the author Ebbi
    Great stuff Chris!!
    VERY inspirational!

    Keep up the good work

    Ebbi
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    Congrats Chris! on a Fantastic Achievement!

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    • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
      Nice one Chris,

      If your product is anything like your sales copy then I am sure it is awesome!

      Good job!

      All the best

      Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author Kunle Olomofe
    Hi Chris,

    I rarely make follow up posts so when I do it just means the points in the post deserve serious kudos or... otherwise In your case, it's the former...

    Hats off mate...

    In fact I wish more and more people would make posts like these, they are simply the down and dirty facts. The reality is so much more inspirational than hype but most just don't get that -- even the buyers -- people don't like to hear the basic facts they like the tall order.

    Anyway I'm glad to see there are still many sane folks out here especially in the forum, all the responses point to that... and the original post well... like I say.. hats off. Good job all round.

    I think you deserve to be interviewed and I'm gonna be the one to do it since what you laid out practically links directly to the same 7 simple steps I've used for years successfully, even though I have to work hard, (who doesn't?) ... these points made are all that matter... I don't want to hi-jack this post but feel it's relevant to point to the 7 unchanging steps to making money online post I made recently, just do a search for it if the info interests you, for now... Chris... you have the floor once more... I shall be PMing you shortly about that interview...

    Ciao!

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    Wow that was a compelling read. Thanks for sharing with us such enlightening post. Congratulations and keep up the good work..
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      • Profile picture of the author chris_surfrider
        Originally Posted by blackhatcat View Post

        Just a heads up, the linkubaiter readme pdf doesn't work.
        Looking into that now, thanks..

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    Boy am I glad I didn't miss you post Chris.

    You're always on the money. No pun!

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