Hi guys, what's up?
Just wanted to share with you what I think is the easiest way to earn money online and anybody can do it starting right now.
It's not a method that will get you rich, but it's going to get you started and making you money. Also you can expand and scale this idea.
This is perfect for people that need money right away but don't have time, money, knowledge and/or experience to start anything else.
The whole idea is to ask people to ask you any question they want on a certain topic and you answer them for free, but cleverly include your affiliate link.
There are two ways of doing this. Maybe more, but these ones I have used personally.
Let me give you examples of how I did this first, and then I'll explain you step-by-step what exactly you need to do.
EXAMPLE #1: your expertise + forums
My expertise is IM (obviously lol) and I participate in many discussions here on WF.
I had no WSO or any IM related product to sell, so in my signature I simply put something like:
"Feel free to send me an email and ask anything you want about IM. Or just send me a funny YouTube video at..."
Then I made some useful posts, helped people out, gave advice, ie. I just did what most of us here on WF do.
But over time some 20-ish Warriors contacted me with their problem and asked me for advice.
I then provided them with as detailed advice/solution as possible. It took me on average about 20min for each email.
But then in the end, I suggested them they should buy an ebook, course, software that would even more help them with their problem.
But the key part was that I openly offered them to buy through my affiliate link if they wanted, but if they didn't want that, I also gave them a normal link where I didn't get any commission.
One guy said about this "Wow, a classy move dude!"
Since I gave them a lot of free value, more than 60% bought through my affiliate link and were more than glad to.
With this I made around $550 which is not bad at all since I just put this in my sig "for fun", because I didn't know what else to put.
It didn't take much of my time, I did that during my "no-work" time. Instead of watching an episode of South Park I devoted 20mins to write a good advice.
How to do this yourself?
I love step-by-step, so here you go:
- Find or pick your expertise.
- This is just like picking out a niche to write an info product about
- If you have skills and knowledge in something, like I have in IM, go with that first.
- If you don't have the skills in anything in perticular, than pick something that you are/could be passionate about
i. Pick a topic that won't be a problem for you to learn more about, something that interests you.
ii. Also, make sure that the topic is in-demand. If you're totally into "how to grow a beard if you're a woman" niche, then I advise you move to something else.
iii. If you're totally clueless about picking out a niche, then go to Amazon.com, Dummies.com, ClickBank.com, Ebay Pulse and search for best-selling books, high gravity ebooks, in-demand products, etc. See what's selling the most and pick a niche you like the most.
iv. You can also find some good WSOs where Warrior sell good niche ideas.
- Find forums around that topic, niche
- Google "main keyword + forum"
- Register on one or more.
- Create your profile.
- In your signature put the following:
i. "If you'd like me to help you with _____, just send me an email to ______________ and I'll gladly help you personally. Or just send me a funny YouTube video and make my day! "
ii. Try something else if you want, but make sure that your signature appears sincere, that you will really help them with personal advices.
- Find people that need help about something
- Firstly, establish yourself in that community as an expert and as a cool dude/dudette
i. People will post their questions and ask other members to help them. Find those threads by surfing the forum.
ii. Once you find these kind of topics, posts, read their question, concern, problem, carefully.
iii. If you're an expert in that field, you'll immediately know how to help them. Solve their problem publicly by posting to their thread.
iv. If you're not an expert, start searching the forum and Google for solutions to their problem.
v. Learn about the solution and then simply rewrite it and post it to the thread.
vi. Make at least 3-4 posts like these.
vii. Next, make a few posts where you just appreciate another member. Just say how you agree with them and how they really helped everyone. This gives you a lot of points and this way you leave a good first impression on everyone. Just don't go overboard and appear as a butt licker.
- Send emails or PMs to members in need
i. Find other members who post their questions and problems.
ii. Help them a bit in the post, but send your advice as a PM or email.
- Receive emails from other members.
i. As you post around the forum, acting like Mother Theresa of that community , other members will find you and want to ask you questions.
- Reply them with advices that solve their perticular problem entirely.
- Understand the problem by googling it.
- Find out how to help them by reading blogs, free reports, other forums, etc.
- Then write a decent solution, make sure you write in a step-by-step manner, etc.
- After that insert your affiliate link like this:
i. "Although this will be enough for you to get you going, I have to recommend you a book/course/report/software/anything that will help you even more and achieve what you want. It's the best way to *insert main beneift 1* and *insert main benefit 2*. And it's only $$$ which is really a no-brainer."
ii. If you're in a niche where everybody knows what affiliate marketing is, like in IM niche, then offer them the affiliate offer as I did on WF - give them an option to buy through your link and through a regular link.
iii. When picking out affiliate offers, make sure you offer them something in the low price range because you want them to impulse buy what you offered them.
iv. Thank them and let them know that they can coun't on you if they run into problems again.
v. Click send, go to your bathroom and high-five your reflection on your mirror - congrats, you just helped someone with their problem and hopefully they'll buy your affiliate offer.
- Rinse and repeat + expand this with your own ideas!
- There's tons of ideas you can add to this, for example, add an ethical bribe to anyone that contacts you in a form of a PLR ebook you bought. This will certainly increase the number of people that will contact you.
EXAMPLE #2: your expertise + surveys + facebook
Ok, here's another thing I did which made me some good money with ease.
A little warning before I get into this - I used Facebook ads to drive traffic. If you don't have money to spend, then you should try driving traffic some other way. In the end, I'll mention some free traffic generation techniques you could use.
Ok, let's go.
I decided I should try promoting a FarmVille guide to FarmVille players on Facebook. At the time, that guide was really hot on ClickBank and wanted to try to jump on that FarmVille craze.
There are a lot of FarmVille players around the world, they are playing it on Facebook, so it made sense to advertise it on Facebook.
But since ad costs are a bit high and the commission I get is not too high, I knew I had to get a very good CTR and CR to make it worthwhile for me.
I decided to apply a similar technique as in the first example.
Here's what I did:
I set up a simple one essey question survey on surveygizmo.com asking people to ask me anything they want me to help them with FarmVille.
Here's the link to that survey: What's your biggest question about Farmville?
On the next page they were asked for their email address.
I then set up a Facebook ad campaign targeting people that are playing FarmVille. Made a lot of ad variations to find the one with highest CTR and that was it.
Here is a screenshot of one of the best converting ad variation.
My CTR was 0,265% after more than 850,000 impressions and my CPC was as low as $0,05 which was 4-5 times lower than the suggested CPC.
Obviously I hit the nail with this method since this kind of CTR on FB is really above average.
*USEFUL FB ADVERTISING TIP: Start with bidding low on CPC, once you know which ads have the highest CTR, switch to paying per impression for those ads à your CPC will drop 4-5% with the same traffic volume.
*another one: if you want to learn more about how to create high-converting facebook ads and pay cents per click, then check out my other thread (free and no need to opt-in): http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...templates.html
The success rate of people filling out the form was more than 30%. I think I got less than 700 people asking me questions during a 3 month period.
Oh, I forgot to tell you that I had never ever played FarmVille in my life and I didn't know a thing about it.
What I did is I bought the guide and I had a little friend to help me become a FarmVille expert called Mr. Google.
For each FarmVille question I got it took me around 10mins to find an answer and another 10mins to write the solution down.
At the end I simply added my affiliate link to the guide and honestly recommended it to them.
Out of those 700 people, around 85 of them bought the guide making me something like $1600.
I have spent around $150 on advertising which is nothing compared to the revenue.
And if you calculate how much money I made for each hour of my time invested, I was making a little bit more than $11 an hour, something like that.
Not bad for a simple project that I invested around 1hour a day.
I then stopped doing that because I was actually loosing money with this once I was making more money on other projects, my time was better spent somewhere else.
How to do this yourself?
You can do this for any niche you can imagine. Just like in the first example.
It's even better if you're an expert in a certain field because it will take you less time to write an answer.
But you don't need to be one, you only need to be a good researcher and find information quickly.
If you want to do this, then pick a niche and a product to promote, set up a similar survey on surveygizmo, create ads on FB and that's it.
If you don't have the money to invest or you're not skilled at FB advertising, then you can try the following traffic generation technique:
- Set up a facebook page with a title like: "I solve your FarmVille problems!" or "Let me answer your toughest FarmVille question!"
- Populate your page with the links to your survey.
- Also, go to fiverr.com and find someone to create a landing page for you for $5
- The landing page should have a small intro text where you explain how will you help them and what they need to do.
- Then set that landing page as a default page of your fb page so that people coming to it always see it first (and not your wall)
- Go to fiverr.com and find people with a lot of friends that will like your page and invite all of their friends for $5
- Just go to fiverr.com, click on sort by ratings and you'll find at least 5 people on the first 10 pages of results.
- Pay them those $5. So if you get 5 people to do that, you'll pay $25 - trust me, it's more than worth it.
- Watch your fan count increase, and more importantly the questions you start getting.
- Also to spurr some viral effects when you send them your advice/solution, tell them you will send them a free ebook on that subject if they go back to your FB page and LIKE it.
- Rinse and repeat + come up with your own ideas
- Find other ways to promote your page, etc.
I just wanted to update you guys with some extra tips that can help you with this strategy.
First, you don't need to offer an affiliate program in your replies. You can also tell them to opt-in to your list and give them a link to your optin page. Just say something like "I have a website as well where I send people more free advices like the one I just gave you. If you want to get it as well, just follow this link and enter your email address, that's it. LINK"
You can also write about what they will get, etc. Just soft-sell them your list.
Second, beware that some forums are more strict than others! Some of you had problems with this because some forum mods are less tolerant to any promotion in your sigs. The best thing to do is to send a PM to the mod explaining what are your intentions, etc. That should keep you off trouble.
And lastly, check out my other threads about Facebook if you want to use it in more details with this strategy.
Few, this was looooong hehe.
Hope you liked this and that you will put it to action.
I wish you guys all the best and take care!