My best site: Consistently doing $80-$120 a day, here's what I do...

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I was replying to a post about what's working for me and once I had written it out I thought that starting a thread might help more people out...

Here's how my site works that is consistently doing $80-$120 a day:
  1. I created my own product that is a downloadable ebook... that's it, no backend yet.
  2. The niche is something where the main keyword only gets 500-600 phrase-matched searches a month according to Google(for the love of God, don't create a "make money online" product as your first product)
  3. The product is sold from my blog on the same subject that ranks in the top 3 of google for its keyword and a number of the derivative keywords
  4. When someone opts-in to my freebie list on the blog, the thank you page gives them a one-time offer for 40% off the product, and this converts a good percentage of the subscribers. They really do never get that offer again.
  5. The autoresponder sequence sends them a message a day for 6 days that gives more content, as well as offering them 30% off if they act by the sixth day after opting in. After 6 days, no more discount. Another decent percentage buy by the sixth email.
  6. Every blog post I write gets put into the autoresponder, so that every subscriber eventually sees all of my blog posts, and my website stays in their mind/inbox for months.
  7. When someone buys, they automatically get put on a buyers list(you use the email parser function inside of aweber)
  8. The buyers list has an autoresponder sequence setup that emails them every 3 days, giving them more and more information, sprinkled with very relevant/complimentary offers.

.... That's it in a nutshell right now. My product is on Clickbank, but affiliate sales are very rare, as 99% of traffic comes through search engines, and I haven't really tried getting JVs or anything.

I'm betting that when I get my backend product done that has audio and video, the site will make a lot more.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe J
    Thanks for posting your system, Nate.

    That just goes to show, there isn't any magic dust needed in order to be successful.

    Sounds like the most important part was just putting it all into play.

    I think that starting the new thread will help and inspire those thinking there's

    some big secret that is out there.

    Thanks Again and Good Luck with your next project.

    Joe
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
    You've got a nice tight plan here with lots of room to grow. Some of the best products online are outside of the MMO niche. There are thousands or even millions of people with other interests. And many of those other subject areas are full of people who like to spend money.

    Congratulations. You've put together a good plan.
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  • Profile picture of the author ptwain
    Nate,

    Great and effective plan you have. Hopefully other warrior members will read this informative post.

    Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author Rukshan
    WOW! That's a nice flow to sell a digital product.
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  • Profile picture of the author smile
    So many of us think it should be more complicated however it really isn't, thanks for sharing this NateRivers
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Munch
    That's a great process Nate. You might want to look into the product launch formula to launch/relaunch the product and also some of the special offers you can push from time to time to boost sales.

    For people reading this the key is he picked a small non-competitive niche that has a question which needs answer, and answered it.

    Too often people go for big niches, or niche that are too competitive, and then find they cannot rank. Start small.
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    Thanks for sharing your system.
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  • Profile picture of the author minisite
    First, I want to congratulate you on your $100 plus per day income. Second, I want to thank you for sharing your method. It has given me a lot of ideas and I greatly appreciate it. Third, I want to ask you how long did it take you to create this type of product that are now making you $80-$120. Last but not least, how many products do you have to sell to reach this daily income threshold?

    Regards.
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  • Profile picture of the author esskay85
    Thanks Nate, this is a great post, it has given me a really good insight to basic methods that we so often over look.
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  • Profile picture of the author moniks
    Thanks Nate for sharing your great ideas with other members.
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  • Profile picture of the author dadamson
    Nice plan. You're really squeezing that conversion rate as far as it can go which I love.

    Great job, keep it up!
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    • Profile picture of the author naijanetwarrior
      I just joined Warrior forum today and to God be the glory you just exposed one of the things I came here to learn. Your system is quite educative and must confess that I have learnt from it. Thank you so much Nate, I am very grateful and I know many other members of this forum will benefit from this post of yours

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      • Profile picture of the author Shaun OReilly
        Originally Posted by naijanetwarrior View Post

        I just joined Warrior forum today and to God be the glory you just exposed one of the things I came here to learn. Your system is quite educative and must confess that I have learnt from it. Thank you so much Nate, I am very grateful and I know many other members of this forum will benefit from this post of yours

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  • Profile picture of the author amoeba
    really interesting method.Niche selection would be key...can you shed some more light on how you choose your niche
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  • Profile picture of the author sailor4528
    Thanks for that, especially adding your blog posts to your autoresponder sequence!
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  • Profile picture of the author Bill_Z
    I do almost the exact same thing. How much traffic are you getting to your blog?
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  • Profile picture of the author willyboy104
    Sounds great, I am doing the same sort of thing in the Health niche, could you be a little bit more specific about what niche this is?
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  • Profile picture of the author yetyet
    i am just a new warrior.. thanks for this great post.. hope many warriors will also share their blessings like you did.. thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
    @willyboy- It is a small business niche. I hesitate to do more because I am one of only two sites(that I can find) in the niche offering a product. I haven't bought the other one but mine at leasts looks a lot better.

    @bill_z I get between 80-200 uniques a day. I have a lot of returning traffic from my autoresponder always plugging away.

    @amoeba ... Umm, I don't remember at this point why I chose that niche, I didn't really have any specialized knowledge... I kind of did the "expert in a week" thing to create the product. But I've only had one refund and I get emails from buyers telling me how stoked they are about the knowledge they got from the ebook.

    @minisite- I sell anywhere from 1-3 a day, sometimes 0 honestly, but the autoresponder with the buyers list is always good for a sale or two as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author amoeba
      Originally Posted by NateRivers View Post


      @amoeba ... Umm, I don't remember at this point why I chose that niche, I didn't really have any specialized knowledge... I kind of did the "expert in a week" thing to create the product. But I've only had one refund and I get emails from buyers telling me how stoked they are about the knowledge they got from the ebook.
      really? now thats the thing makes me motivated.i never had such satisfied and happy feeling with my business..(adsense:rolleyes...thanx for reply
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    Thanks for sharing your system
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    Thank you for sharing with us your business model!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruka
    Thanks for sharing your success Nate!

    Just wondering, what one time offer script do you use?

    And what happens if people just opt in again with a different email to see the OTO again, is that prevented via IP recognition?
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    • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
      Originally Posted by chickenlittle View Post

      Thanks for sharing your success Nate!

      Just wondering, what one time offer script do you use?

      And what happens if people just opt in again with a different email to see the OTO again, is that prevented via IP recognition?
      What's funny about this is... I don't use a script. If someone kept the email and clicked the link a year later they would still get the "discount". I just copy my product in clickbank and have some different prices to work with.

      Trying to figure out complicated things like scripts for something like that just piss me off and waste my time, and I am OK with the fact the while maybe 1 in 20 people will figure out it's not actually time-sensitive, the other ones won't. I try to get things done as fast as possible, and I found that when I was always trying to perfect every detail it would take forever to actually complete projects.
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      • Profile picture of the author James Howard
        Originally Posted by NateRivers View Post

        What's funny about this is... I don't use a script. If someone kept the email and clicked the link a year later they would still get the "discount". I just copy my product in clickbank and have some different prices to work with.

        Trying to figure out complicated things like scripts for something like that just piss me off and waste my time, and I am OK with the fact the while maybe 1 in 20 people will figure out it's not actually time-sensitive, the other ones won't. I try to get things done as fast as possible, and I found that when I was always trying to perfect every detail it would take forever to actually complete projects.
        Love the fact that you keep it simple, also I don't think too many people would think to use the same link again outside of the IM niche anyway.

        I know what you mean about taking too long to get things perfect, the new rule for me is don't get it perfect just get it going. You can always improve as you go along but if you wait for things to be perfect then chances are that you won't get it up and running at all.

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        • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
          Originally Posted by James Howard View Post

          Love the fact that you keep it simple, also I don't think too many people would think to use the same link again outside of the IM niche anyway.

          I know what you mean about taking too long to get things perfect, the new rule for me is don't get it perfect just get it going. You can always improve as you go along but if you wait for things to be perfect then chances are that you won't get it up and running at all.

          James
          I use to waste hours or days agonizing over how to do something like I had seen it done on some other site. It was a big breakthrough for me to just start putting stuff out there and perfecting it later.
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  • Profile picture of the author dbarnum
    Thanks for the heads up, Nate! Clickbank reps were in DC this month at Yanik's Underground, and they shared some interesting secrets. Time to kick up Clickbank a notch, I see...
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  • Profile picture of the author alcarrerra
    Originally Posted by NateRivers View Post

    When someone opts-in to my freebie list on the blog, the thank you page gives them a one-time offer for 40% off the product, and this converts a good percentage of the subscribers. They really do never get that offer again.
    I really like that idea ... thanks !

    How long is the offer good for ? 1 day ? week ? month ?
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    • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
      Originally Posted by alcarrerra View Post

      I really like that idea ... thanks !

      How long is the offer good for ? 1 day ? week ? month ?
      Yeah forever... if the person kept that certain email and clicked the link. I don't use a script or anything to actually track it. I guess it's kind of a bluff. The autoresponder just sends the next few emails with a raised price, and most people, because they aren't IM savvy I guess you could say, just assume that first one won't work anymore and they purchase through the most recent email.
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  • Profile picture of the author theemperor
    K.I.S.S. as they say.

    Well done. :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
      Originally Posted by theemperor View Post

      K.I.S.S. as they say.

      Well done. :-)
      Thanks man.

      Yeah it's not definitely not brain surgery but it takes a decent amount of time and work to hammer out the product and the autoresponders... but now, the only real work I do on the site is like a blog post a week and some backlinks now and then.

      The work part is what gets most people
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Awesome Nate. Now enquiring minds want to know how you get that traffic.

    RoD
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    • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
      Originally Posted by Rod Cortez View Post

      Awesome Nate. Now enquiring minds want to know how you get that traffic.

      RoD
      Rod,

      SEO, that's it. I guess that's not totally true... before the site was ranking high in google I was forum posting on related topics.
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        Originally Posted by NateRivers View Post

        Rod,

        SEO, that's it. I guess that's not totally true... before the site was ranking high in google I was forum posting on related topics.
        Right, but SEO can be done millions of different ways. What specifically are you doing in SEO that has worked for you. Thanx.

        RoD
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        • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
          Originally Posted by Rod Cortez View Post

          Right, but SEO can be done millions of different ways. What specifically are you doing in SEO that has worked for you. Thanx.

          RoD
          The seo format I follow is basically 'the backlinking strategy that works' from Pat Flynn's Smart Passive Income blog. You'll find it under 'most popular posts' on his site.
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    Some solid advice man, found a few new tricks in your explanation that I didn't know before.
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  • Profile picture of the author entry
    Originally Posted by NateRivers View Post

    1. When someone buys, they automatically get put on a buyers list(you use the email parser function inside of aweber)

    Are you using RAP, or $7Dollar secrets Script?

    or just the Email parser feature alone? to switch a Subsriber from a subscriber list to a buyer list?

    If so, how does this Parser feature work exactly?
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    • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
      Originally Posted by entry View Post


      Are you using RAP, or $7Dollar secrets Script?

      or just the Email parser feature alone? to switch a Subsriber from a subscriber list to a buyer list?

      If so, how does this Parser feature work exactly?
      Just the email parser alone. You have to set it to the clickbank parser inside of aweber, and then you have to change a setting in clickbank.

      I'm not sure where, but just google something like "aweber parser clickbank", and you'll get the official aweber tutorial... it was pretty easy to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author O0o0O
    Do the buyers receive one email every 3 days in addition to the 1 email a day plus a blog post email every other day? That's like 12 emails a week. It seems like a lot. But you are making profit, so it must be working well.
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    • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
      Originally Posted by O0o0O View Post

      Do the buyers receive one email every 3 days in addition to the 1 email a day plus a blog post email every other day? That's like 12 emails a week. It seems like a lot. But you are making profit, so it must be working well.
      No, in aweber I have an automation rule that as soon as they buy they are unsubscribed from the freebie list. The buyer list is a specific set of emails in the autoresponder, and they don't get the blog posts I've put back in the autoresponder for the freebie list.
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  • Profile picture of the author xohaibx
    Warriors, please don't be fooled by the simplicity of this method - it's not only brilliant but actually works. This goes on to prove two things once again:

    1) The easiest way to earn a consistent income online is to create your own product and sell it.
    2) It's not as difficult as many assume it to be.

    There are many desperate niches out there where people are looking for solutions! Forget the "make money" niche, there are other niche markets where you'll find almost zero competition.

    All I'd say is think long term, take some action and create your own products.
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    • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
      Originally Posted by Mustafa Khundmiri View Post

      Warriors, please don't be fooled by the simplicity of this method - it's not only brilliant but actually works. This goes on to prove two things once again:

      1) The easiest way to earn a consistent income online is to create your own product and sell it.
      2) It's not as difficult as many assume it to be.

      There are many desperate niches out there where people are looking for solutions! Forget the "make money" niche, there are other niche markets where you'll find almost zero competition.

      All I'd say is think long term, take some action and create your own products.
      Yeah I would say nowhere near as difficult as people make it out to be. It's actually very easy to create the product. I seriously think what's stops most people is the actual process of typing out a hundred pages of something.

      Do work folks.
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    Thanks for the inspiring post!
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    This is an evergreen strategy that will work no matter what niche you're targeting. The key to making this work is being passionate about the subject matter (or at the very least interested), as your success in implementing it will depend on the quality of your blog posts and content that you're generating on a consistent basis.
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    Its too simple! But i want to focus on issue of 'product creation'. It worked for you!
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    • Profile picture of the author samish
      What do you think about the alternative to aweber and getresponse.com?

      Even though aweber keep poping up every where, their monthly fee keeps me away from signing up. Here is the link.

      Imnicamail, owns by one of the warrior has a lot better price. Is it worthed? Or just bite the bullet, go with aweber?
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      • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
        Originally Posted by samish View Post

        What do you think about the alternative to aweber and getresponse.com?

        Even though aweber keep poping up every where, their monthly fee keeps me away from signing up. Here is the link.

        Imnicamail, owns by one of the warrior has a lot better price. Is it worthed? Or just bite the bullet, go with aweber?
        I guess I can't really say... I haven't tried anything but aweber. But, think about it this way: If having aweber and its capabilities even gets you one sale in a month, it's well worth the money. What it does is worth much more than what it costs in my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Astron
    Hi, thanks for sharing! How did you come up with the niche idea? How many sales do you need to archive $80-$120 daily?
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    • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
      Originally Posted by Astron View Post

      Hi, thanks for sharing! How did you come up with the niche idea? How many sales do you need to archive $80-$120 daily?
      I had a few niche sites and this one was doing the best so I made my own product for it.

      Anywhere from 1 to 3 sales a day. The buyers autoresponder usually has at least one affiliate sale too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
    Awesome post.

    I do a similar thing myself with my sites however like the idea of the freebie list and then offering a one off discount that is awesome!

    Chris
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    Guess you have found the right Niche and the right people are subscribing to your blog of course.
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  • Profile picture of the author nigerianguy
    Originally Posted by NateRivers View Post

    I was replying to a post about what's working for me and once I had written it out I thought that starting a thread might help more people out...

    Here's how my site works that is consistently doing $80-$120 a day:
    1. I created my own product that is a downloadable ebook... that's it, no backend yet.
    2. The niche is something where the main keyword only gets 500-600 phrase-matched searches a month according to Google(for the love of God, don't create a "make money online" product as your first product)
    3. The product is sold from my blog on the same subject that ranks in the top 3 of google for its keyword and a number of the derivative keywords
    4. When someone opts-in to my freebie list on the blog, the thank you page gives them a one-time offer for 40% off the product, and this converts a good percentage of the subscribers. They really do never get that offer again.
    5. The autoresponder sequence sends them a message a day for 6 days that gives more content, as well as offering them 30% off if they act by the sixth day after opting in. After 6 days, no more discount. Another decent percentage buy by the sixth email.
    6. Every blog post I write gets put into the autoresponder, so that every subscriber eventually sees all of my blog posts, and my website stays in their mind/inbox for months.
    7. When someone buys, they automatically get put on a buyers list(you use the email parser function inside of aweber)
    8. The buyers list has an autoresponder sequence setup that emails them every 3 days, giving them more and more information, sprinkled with very relevant/complimentary offers.

    .... That's it in a nutshell right now. My product is on Clickbank, but affiliate sales are very rare, as 99% of traffic comes through search engines, and I haven't really tried getting JVs or anything.

    I'm betting that when I get my backend product done that has audio and video, the site will make a lot more.

    Thanks for your post. But how then do you get traffic to your site. Is it only search engine traffic that you get or there are other means you use. Let me have your response about this. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    Thanks Nate, I did the mistake of going to the make money online niche because there is too much competition!
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    • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
      Originally Posted by Fazal Mayar View Post

      Thanks Nate, I did the mistake of going to the make money online niche because there is too much competition!
      Doesn't mean you should give up on IM completely, but you should find a much smaller niche with less competition and get a few of those type of sites up and running.
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        Thanks for the info!
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          great info friend , you actually posted the most important things on starting making a good profitable business.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by Fazal Mayar View Post

      Thanks Nate, I did the mistake of going to the make money online niche because there is too much competition!
      Dont worry I did that too and while you can make money in this niche you have to be in the insiders club, big lists, big clients, lots of value and money to spend creating someting that alot of people want and need.

      But most of all I have found those guys in the inside circle make truck loads as they have the bigger lists and they plug eachother throughout the year.

      Just goes to show you how important lists are. Without them these guys at the top would be broke trust me.
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  • Profile picture of the author yesacpow
    Wow that's amazing man! Now I suggest you start on a higher paid backend product already.

    Maybe you should start looking for JVs in your niche because that's one of the fastest way to grow to the next level. Instead of trying to do it all on your own, leverage some of other peoples traffic.

    Good luck man and congrats on your success.
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  • Profile picture of the author MajorPsycho
    Nice! But so complicated =(
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  • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
    Nice and simple for sure, and yes this definitely works - please, please, please follow Nate's advice on creating your own product, it can be the best decision you ever make...

    3 major areas that people struggle with in Nate's outline though...

    1. Finding his niche. Nate's advice is good, finding a niche that is not massively competitive, but is also not dead...he mentions keyword research and that is great, we also have found it very important to look at competitors - I like to see at least a couple of competitors focusing on the same market and roughly the same problem space as the niche I'm considering. There are definitely some dead-end niches) as far as infoproducts go and that can be extremely frustrating because you can do everything else well, but the buying frenzy never happens.

    2. Building a platform before you launch...Nate mentions his blog...though I'm not sure from his post how long his blog was operational, it is important that you get your blog or content site rolling to get indexed and ranked in Google and get some traffic flowing...often a few weeks of dedicated posting and some proper boomarking and back-link work can get you to this point

    3. Converting blog readers into subscribers or customers - believe it or not, this is an art in itself. There are tons of blogs out there that have lots of traffic, readers, but that can't convert those readers into subscribers for the life of them. Most have a weak form off to the right ( that most people ignore), do not have compelling offer and do not mention their opt-in offer in their blog posts - if you do these 3 things you can convert more readers into active subscribers and buyers.

    I imagine Nate "implied" some of this work in his system - simple yes, but there are gotcha's that you need to overcome before you get to $100/day and beyond.

    Finally - watch your back...you always have to be improving, releasing new products or launching new back-end products as eventually you will get more competition and your sales can take a hit. It may take a month or it may take a year, but it WILL happen. So you can't stay still after releasing your own ebook, keep on developing products and guarantee that you stay ahead of your competition.

    Jeff
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    • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
      BTW guys - there is nothing wrong with the make money niche AS LONG AS you have practical experience and can share a tip, technique, or system that has gotten you recent results.

      What will kill you is theory...but people make a killing every day selling solid advice on what saves time or creates profit and can prove it.

      For that reason, it is usually better to actually build a business online (in another market), learn what works and then share that as your make money product.

      Jeff
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        Originally Posted by jbsmith View Post

        For that reason, it is usually better to actually build a business online (in another market), learn what works and then share that as your make money product.

        Jeff
        WOW! That's such a great solution! Why haven't I thought of that (DUHHH!!) I've been pounding at the IM niche, and wrestling with the fact that I'm trying to give advice on something I haven't accomplished. Hard to give serious advice when you haven't been successful yet.

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    • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
      Originally Posted by jbsmith View Post

      Nice and simple for sure, and yes this definitely works - please, please, please follow Nate's advice on creating your own product, it can be the best decision you ever make...

      3 major areas that people struggle with in Nate's outline though...

      1. Finding his niche. Nate's advice is good, finding a niche that is not massively competitive, but is also not dead...he mentions keyword research and that is great, we also have found it very important to look at competitors - I like to see at least a couple of competitors focusing on the same market and roughly the same problem space as the niche I'm considering. There are definitely some dead-end niches) as far as infoproducts go and that can be extremely frustrating because you can do everything else well, but the buying frenzy never happens.

      2. Building a platform before you launch...Nate mentions his blog...though I'm not sure from his post how long his blog was operational, it is important that you get your blog or content site rolling to get indexed and ranked in Google and get some traffic flowing...often a few weeks of dedicated posting and some proper boomarking and back-link work can get you to this point

      3. Converting blog readers into subscribers or customers - believe it or not, this is an art in itself. There are tons of blogs out there that have lots of traffic, readers, but that can't convert those readers into subscribers for the life of them. Most have a weak form off to the right ( that most people ignore), do not have compelling offer and do not mention their opt-in offer in their blog posts - if you do these 3 things you can convert more readers into active subscribers and buyers.

      I imagine Nate "implied" some of this work in his system - simple yes, but there are gotcha's that you need to overcome before you get to $100/day and beyond.

      Finally - watch your back...you always have to be improving, releasing new products or launching new back-end products as eventually you will get more competition and your sales can take a hit. It may take a month or it may take a year, but it WILL happen. So you can't stay still after releasing your own ebook, keep on developing products and guarantee that you stay ahead of your competition.

      Jeff

      Jeff-

      You're right. There are parts of this strategy that just require general experience I guess...

      The niche is the big thing... if you choose a niche that's too competitive, you'll struggle no matter what else you do.

      On the other hand, search engines aren't the only traffic source. I have one niche I work in where forum posting is all I use for traffic.

      It just depends.
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    • Profile picture of the author cynthea
      Originally Posted by jbsmith View Post

      Nice and simple for sure, and yes this definitely works - please, please, please follow Nate's advice on creating your own product, it can be the best decision you ever make...

      3 major areas that people struggle with in Nate's outline though...

      1. Finding his niche. Nate's advice is good, finding a niche that is not massively competitive, but is also not dead...he mentions keyword research and that is great, we also have found it very important to look at competitors - I like to see at least a couple of competitors focusing on the same market and roughly the same problem space as the niche I'm considering. There are definitely some dead-end niches) as far as infoproducts go and that can be extremely frustrating because you can do everything else well, but the buying frenzy never happens.

      2. Building a platform before you launch...Nate mentions his blog...though I'm not sure from his post how long his blog was operational, it is important that you get your blog or content site rolling to get indexed and ranked in Google and get some traffic flowing...often a few weeks of dedicated posting and some proper boomarking and back-link work can get you to this point

      3. Converting blog readers into subscribers or customers - believe it or not, this is an art in itself. There are tons of blogs out there that have lots of traffic, readers, but that can't convert those readers into subscribers for the life of them. Most have a weak form off to the right ( that most people ignore), do not have compelling offer and do not mention their opt-in offer in their blog posts - if you do these 3 things you can convert more readers into active subscribers and buyers.

      I imagine Nate "implied" some of this work in his system - simple yes, but there are gotcha's that you need to overcome before you get to $100/day and beyond.

      Finally - watch your back...you always have to be improving, releasing new products or launching new back-end products as eventually you will get more competition and your sales can take a hit. It may take a month or it may take a year, but it WILL happen. So you can't stay still after releasing your own ebook, keep on developing products and guarantee that you stay ahead of your competition.

      Jeff
      Jeff, thanks so much for building on Nate's OP. This has been a terrific thread, with a lot of valuable advice. Thank you both (Jeff and Nate) for sharing your hard-earned lessons.
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        Originally Posted by cynthea View Post

        Jeff, thanks so much for building on Nate's OP. This has been a terrific thread, with a lot of valuable advice. Thank you both (Jeff and Nate) for sharing your hard-earned lessons.
        You're welcome. It took me awhile of getting bits and pieces of these ideas different places and putting it into something that works.
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    Good work man congratulations.
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  • Profile picture of the author DanielCooper
    Thanks for this info Nate.

    When someone opts-in to my freebie list on the blog, the thank you page gives them a one-time offer for 40% off the product, and this converts a good percentage of the subscribers. They really do never get that offer again.
    Do you happen to know what percentage of optins convert to the paid offer at this stage?
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  • Profile picture of the author beginner warrior
    It's great to see you developed a system that works for you.

    Could you explain from a technical standpoint how you do the "40% off one-time offer"? What tools/shopping cart stuff do you use to get this to happen?


    The only way I know how to make a discount is use a coupon code in the shopping cart at checkout. But that's not an "act today, one-chance only!" type of thing.
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    • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
      Originally Posted by beginner warrior View Post

      It's great to see you developed a system that works for you.

      Could you explain from a technical standpoint how you do the "40% off one-time offer"? What tools/shopping cart stuff do you use to get this to happen?


      The only way I know how to make a discount is use a coupon code in the shopping cart at checkout. But that's not an "act today, one-chance only!" type of thing.

      Well... the main thing here to remember is that in most niches outside of IM the people visiting your site have no idea how the marketing concepts and tools work...

      To answer your question, they see the "one-time offer" on the thank you page for subscribing.. no software whatsoever.

      If they bookmarked the page, they could see that offer whenever they want, but, no one does, and it works.
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      • Profile picture of the author beginner warrior
        O.K., I think I get it:
        1)You have an overall website.
        2)There is an option to subscribe to the mailing list
        3) If they subscribe, they are sent to a page like www.yourdomain.com/subscribedyes
        4) On that page there is a "one-time" offer for something at 40% off
        5) if they went directly to www.yourdomain.com/subscribedyes out of sequence, they would get the same 40% off offer
        6) if a completely different person went to www.yourdomain.com/subscribedyes , they would also get that same offer
        7) most people don't pay attention to these types of technicalities
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        • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
          Originally Posted by beginner warrior View Post

          O.K., I think I get it:
          1)You have an overall website.
          2)There is an option to subscribe to the mailing list
          3) If they subscribe, they are sent to a page like www.yourdomain.com/subscribedyes
          4) On that page there is a "one-time" offer for something at 40% off
          5) if they went directly to www.yourdomain.com/subscribedyes out of sequence, they would get the same 40% off offer
          6) if a completely different person went to www.yourdomain.com/subscribedyes , they would also get that same offer
          7) most people don't pay attention to these types of technicalities
          Yes, that's exactly how its setup. #7 is the key... the average person won't think to bookmark the page or anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author alv22
    This is a perfect example of sticking to basic strategies and just making it work. No need for magic bullets or black hat tricks.

    Thanks a lot, very inspiring.
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  • Profile picture of the author wahsupermom
    What a great system you have over here... Thanks for sharing it. It seems so simple but it works ...
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  • Profile picture of the author imfusa
    Thanks for sharing.
    But 500 searches per month is too less. I would go for "make money online" keywords, despite that fact it will take a lot of time to rank well on google.
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    • Profile picture of the author BlakeM
      Originally Posted by imfusa View Post

      Thanks for sharing.
      But 500 searches per month is too less. I would go for "make money online" keywords, despite that fact it will take a lot of time to rank well on google.
      $80-$120 a day on one blog is too little?

      That income alone (Approx. 36K/year) is more than many people's yearly salary...
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Miranda
    Good job. Seems like you have a good plan and you put it to action. That is what it is all about! WSO next?
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  • Profile picture of the author Tess D
    Thanks Nate. I love that others are sharing the basic blueprint of their successes on this forum. I was working on an autoresponder sequence today, and I thank you for your post; you saved me some time and effort already!
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    • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
      Originally Posted by AnneHouse View Post

      Thanks Nate. I love that others are sharing the basic blueprint of their successes on this forum. I was working on an autoresponder sequence today, and I thank you for your post; you saved me some time and effort already!
      A well put together autoresponder is arguably the best use of one's time. I can't really think of anything else, besides actually creating a product, that gives such a huge ROI over and over again, with a one-time investment of a little time and effort.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trent Raymond
    Originally Posted by NateRivers View Post

    I was replying to a post about what's working for me and once I had written it out I thought that starting a thread might help more people out...

    Here's how my site works that is consistently doing $80-$120 a day:
    1. I created my own product that is a downloadable ebook... that's it, no backend yet.
    2. The niche is something where the main keyword only gets 500-600 phrase-matched searches a month according to Google(for the love of God, don't create a "make money online" product as your first product)
    3. The product is sold from my blog on the same subject that ranks in the top 3 of google for its keyword and a number of the derivative keywords
    4. When someone opts-in to my freebie list on the blog, the thank you page gives them a one-time offer for 40% off the product, and this converts a good percentage of the subscribers. They really do never get that offer again.
    5. The autoresponder sequence sends them a message a day for 6 days that gives more content, as well as offering them 30% off if they act by the sixth day after opting in. After 6 days, no more discount. Another decent percentage buy by the sixth email.
    6. Every blog post I write gets put into the autoresponder, so that every subscriber eventually sees all of my blog posts, and my website stays in their mind/inbox for months.
    7. When someone buys, they automatically get put on a buyers list(you use the email parser function inside of aweber)
    8. The buyers list has an autoresponder sequence setup that emails them every 3 days, giving them more and more information, sprinkled with very relevant/complimentary offers.

    .... That's it in a nutshell right now. My product is on Clickbank, but affiliate sales are very rare, as 99% of traffic comes through search engines, and I haven't really tried getting JVs or anything.

    I'm betting that when I get my backend product done that has audio and video, the site will make a lot more.
    Hey Nate,

    Sounds like a fantastic system. Thanks for sharing it. I have launched 35 sites in the past few months and the income is going up quickly. I've done all physical products (Amazon) up to this point and my profit per day per site is not nearly as high as yours.

    Are you products answering the "how to do XXX..." question? Or have you taken another angle?

    Thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
      Originally Posted by TrentOnline View Post

      Hey Nate,

      Sounds like a fantastic system. Thanks for sharing it. I have launched 35 sites in the past few months and the income is going up quickly. I've done all physical products (Amazon) up to this point and my profit per day per site is not nearly as high as yours.

      Are you products answering the "how to do XXX..." question? Or have you taken another angle?

      Thanks!
      Trent
      Trent-

      Yeah it is a 'how to' product.
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        That is what I thought. Have a look at my bio on my blog, and if you'd like to chat on skype for a bit, I'd love to swap ideas. I've got some pretty cool projects on the go, and I'm sure a little masterminding would help us both.
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  • Profile picture of the author Roz3377
    What I don't get is how to get to the top of Google and you can't tell me that JUST writing articles gets you there. I use keywords that have less than 10,000 competition in Google but just writing articles is NOT doing it! How do you get to the top of Google? If I could figure that out I would be making WAY more money!

    Thanks!
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      I've got sites in the #1 slot. I have written a number of posts about how I've done it, plus I'll be holding a webinar in a few weeks.
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      • Profile picture of the author JCamp
        Awesome posst, love how you used your autoresponder to follow up with your list. Thanks for the tips
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      Originally Posted by Roz3377 View Post

      What I don't get is how to get to the top of Google and you can't tell me that JUST writing articles gets you there. I use keywords that have less than 10,000 competition in Google but just writing articles is NOT doing it! How do you get to the top of Google? If I could figure that out I would be making WAY more money!

      Thanks!
      The basic backlinking strategy I follow is "the backlinking strategy that works" from Pat Flynn's Smart Passive Income Blog. If you go to his blog, you'll find it under "most popular posts".
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    Really Great Post, I'm just starting to branch out into this sort of thing. Congrats man!
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  • Profile picture of the author maryjones029
    Nice one. A lot like a recipe, and I appreciate the steps. Oh and thanks for giving this out and not making a WSO from it lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Boricua
    The product is sold from my blog on the same subject that ranks in the top 3 of google for its keyword and a number of the derivative keywords
    Congrats on the consistency and the daily $ achievement. Don't discard Yahoo!

    Yahoo is the easiest one to rank and you can definitely expect a jump in sales if you get your top 3 keywords in Yahoo. For some reasons Yahoo is usually enough for getting Adsense clicks and good steady rankings on 1,000,000 - 5,000,000 key phrases and three word keywords without much marketing. Much marketing being, the occasional 3-4 article submissions. Then as month go by the 100% keyword rich domain appears in Google search.

    So don't discard Yahoo. Articles are certainly enough for getting top rankings with them...nice reminder for myself also

    Keep it up@!
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    • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
      Originally Posted by Boricua View Post

      Congrats on the consistency and the daily $ achievement. Don't discard Yahoo!

      Yahoo is the easiest one to rank and you can definitely expect a jump in sales if you get your top 3 keywords in Yahoo. For some reasons Yahoo is usually enough for getting Adsense clicks and good steady rankings on 1,000,000 - 5,000,000 key phrases and three word keywords without much marketing. Much marketing being, the occasional 3-4 article submissions. Then as month go by the 100% keyword rich domain appears in Google search.

      So don't discard Yahoo. Articles are certainly enough for getting top rankings with them...nice reminder for myself also

      Keep it up@!
      That's a great point. I've never even checked to see where my site ranks in bing or yahoo...
      (checking)
      ... #2 in yahoo and #6 in bing currently.

      Thanks again for the heads up.
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  • Profile picture of the author BlakeM
    So I know that you make one blog post a day. Do you mention the product at the end of all the posts or do you simply have a link at the side of your blog?

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
      Originally Posted by BlakeM View Post

      So I know that you make one blog post a day. Do you mention the product at the end of all the posts or do you simply have a link at the side of your blog?

      Thanks
      I have a small opt-in at the end of every post.
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  • Profile picture of the author tritrain
    That's pretty straightforward and replicate-able, I think.

    Do you have only one ebook?

    Are they all on this tiny niche?

    Are you passionate about the subject matter? *I find it a challenge to continue writing on subjects that don't interest me much.
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    • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
      Originally Posted by tritrain View Post

      That's pretty straightforward and replicate-able, I think.

      Do you have only one ebook?

      Are they all on this tiny niche?

      Are you passionate about the subject matter? *I find it a challenge to continue writing on subjects that don't interest me much.
      I have ebooks on other niches. I set up most of this for each site within a month or so... So I don't have to continually write content for each site. After the autoresponders are set up, I'll usually do a blog post once every week or two to maintain.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    is this still workign for you.

    I love the fact taht people set up their autoresponder to go to a page that says, thankyou.

    Silly, I trippled my sales by just sending my traffic to a OTO as soon as they signed up. powerful stuff I must admit.

    That stuff that you think doesnt or will never work normally does. LOL dont ya just love it.
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    • Profile picture of the author BillyBee
      Originally Posted by celente View Post

      is this still workign for you.

      I love the fact taht people set up their autoresponder to go to a page that says, thankyou.

      Silly, I trippled my sales by just sending my traffic to a OTO as soon as they signed up. powerful stuff I must admit.

      That stuff that you think doesnt or will never work normally does. LOL dont ya just love it.
      The OTO on the thank you page works so well because of a simple marketing truth: Your prospect is at his or her most hottest buying time as soon as they express interest (in this case opting in.)
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      • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
        Originally Posted by BillyBee View Post

        The OTO on the thank you page works so well because of a simple marketing truth: Your prospect is at his or her most hottest buying time as soon as they express interest (in this case opting in.)
        Very true. Even hotter I would say when they buy, which is why upsells work so well.

        I'm working on a backend product that I'll offer after they buy the intro product.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by celente View Post

      is this still workign for you.

      I love the fact taht people set up their autoresponder to go to a page that says, thankyou.

      Silly, I trippled my sales by just sending my traffic to a OTO as soon as they signed up. powerful stuff I must admit.

      That stuff that you think doesnt or will never work normally does. LOL dont ya just love it.
      Gerald, this is so simple and obvious, yet I'm pretty sure many people will immediately dismiss it before even attempting to see whether it works or not.

      This works, whether as an OTO presented immediately after the first purchase is made, or even for free opt-ins (it looks like you're showing your new subscribers a great OTO immediately upon opting in, which I'd imagine works very well!)

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        Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

        Gerald, this is so simple and obvious, yet I'm pretty sure many people will immediately dismiss it before even attempting to see whether it works or not.

        This works, whether as an OTO presented immediately after the first purchase is made, or even for free opt-ins (it looks like you're showing your new subscribers a great OTO immediately upon opting in, which I'd imagine works very well!)

        Paul
        Paul,

        Very true. On one of my affiliate niche sites the opt in is to access a video, and below the video I promote a product, and that is where most of my sales from the whole site come from.
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          Originally Posted by NateRivers View Post

          Paul,

          Very true. On one of my affiliate niche sites the opt in is to access a video, and below the video I promote a product, and that is where most of my sales from the whole site come from.
          Thanks for sharing this, Nate. Does the video reference the product at all, or do you have a full-blown salesletter below the video?

          Paul
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          • Profile picture of the author Hobo82
            Nice job Nate adn thanks for providing us the information you have. I can relate to what you said about wasting time and now you keep it simple. That is my problem not being able to stay focused and saying to myself I have to learn this, have to lean that, it becomes a bad cycle. Thanks and good luck.
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            Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

            Thanks for sharing this, Nate. Does the video reference the product at all, or do you have a full-blown salesletter below the video?

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            No, I just list three products below and video and I mention in the video to "check out the products below depending on your goal", and then there is a product for specifically "getting ripped", "losing weight", and "gaining muscle". I don't say product names in the video because I rotate products below it to test.
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            • Profile picture of the author stevebent
              Nate, thank you for sharing, you've answered so many of my questions.

              I assume that you also have the addresses of the people that have bought your course/books

              Thats cool that you can now send direct mail and other offers. A mailing list thats certainly valuable because of your specific audience.

              I am trying to decide on clickbank or ejunkie for my course. I checked out both sites and ejunkie seems like a breeze to navigate and use.

              Do you have any tips for first time clickbank beginners? I may just have to go through it

              Thanks again
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              • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
                Originally Posted by stevebent View Post

                Nate, thank you for sharing, you've answered so many of my questions.

                I assume that you also have the addresses of the people that have bought your course/books

                Thats cool that you can now send direct mail and other offers. A mailing list thats certainly valuable because of your specific audience.

                I am trying to decide on clickbank or ejunkie for my course. I checked out both sites and ejunkie seems like a breeze to navigate and use.

                Do you have any tips for first time clickbank beginners? I may just have to go through it

                Thanks again
                Umm... I like clickbank. I started with them, and affiliate sales come in now and then for free.

                I could probably do a lot better if I actively sought out affiliates to promote some of my stuff... I mostly rely on my own traffic efforts... which is NOT how you get huge in this business...

                Anyways- I haven't used ejunkie at all.
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              Originally Posted by NateRivers View Post

              No, I just list three products below and video and I mention in the video to "check out the products below depending on your goal", and then there is a product for specifically "getting ripped", "losing weight", and "gaining muscle". I don't say product names in the video because I rotate products below it to test.
              Interesting approach. So are they just graphic banner ads that lead to a sales page when clicked? Also, are these products that you created, or are they affiliate products?
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                Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

                Interesting approach. So are they just graphic banner ads that lead to a sales page when clicked? Also, are these products that you created, or are they affiliate products?

                No- just text ads that go the sales page of the products. And they are affiliate products. Stuff that converts above average over 2 or 3 months is something I'll try and create my own of. Doesn't always work though.

                You know how testing goes...
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    thanks for the post nate.
    it was very informative.
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  • Profile picture of the author Larkrise
    that cool beans Nate cos I'm just creating my own products, eworkbooks with audios that compliment in hypnosis (call it meditation or guided visualisation or trance or whatever ...) and nlp techniques. I will be adding video trainings for eft and the like soon - gotta work out a suitable pricing but the upsell is a membership where these kind of modules are added each month.

    I've created a few already in weight loss, law of attraction, goal setting and entrepreneurship

    my thinking was - affiliate partners are more interested in certain niches, so I will caputure more of them

    what do ya think?
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    The money is in product creation! Congrats Nate.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew Kryzak
    Great job!

    Now that you have a campaign that works you should get your backend in place and scale out your traffic. I've found taking campaigns that are profitable online and sending the offer to direct mail lists using postcards works extremely well.

    Could immediately triple your traffic and income. You could also go about ranking for more related keywords which is a no brainer.

    Keep it up and your numbers will balloon!

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      Originally Posted by Andrew Kryzak View Post

      Great job!

      Now that you have a campaign that works you should get your backend in place and scale out your traffic. I've found taking campaigns that are profitable online and sending the offer to direct mail lists using postcards works extremely well.

      Could immediately triple your traffic and income. You could also go about ranking for more related keywords which is a no brainer.

      Keep it up and your numbers will balloon!

      Andrew
      Awesome- thank you. That has never even crossed my mind.
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    Guys and girls...that's really how easy this is. Great post Nate. Your system is pretty close to what I do and it has turned my life around.

    Keep it up...if you want to up that to the $500-$1000 days, start looking for those pretty little affiliates. Just 1 could add a few hundred dollars per day to your income.

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  • Profile picture of the author genmar
    Thanks, Nate, for sharing your plan. This is certainly a good tight plan for anyone getting started, and it has much scope for building on as one gains experience and more traffic/visitors. I would be interested to learn of any further developments to your plan as time progresses.

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  • Profile picture of the author pizzatherapy
    The beauty of this method is the simplicty.

    Not a lot of bells and whistles...no complicated scripts.....

    Just Word Press, Clickbank and Aweber...Tools that many Warriors have already mastered, or at least are comfortable with.

    A simple step by step method to success.

    Wow, NateRivers.

    Thanks for sharing your success.

    Now will you rinse and repeat? That is create another product in another niche and do the same thing over?
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    great work
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    I've read some of your posts, Nate, and you seem to have a good head on your shoulders. I was so discouraged by my first year, I quit for a month. Then, one of my sites started to get some traffic and I got a small check ($117). That was all it took to get me back to the keyboard. I'm using a different niche now that doesn't have much competition. I tried car insurance, organic dog food and others and was working at it day and night for nothing. Now, I have some little checks coming in every month from 5 low competition sites. I also own a mini storage business, so IM is a nice little sideline.
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    Nate,

    That's a terrific post.

    You know, you could turn that informtion into a 'make money online' infoproduct and sell it... :-)

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  • Profile picture of the author Sam31
    I know finding the right niche is the most important part but is also where I struggle the most. What looks good at the beginning hasn't turned out to be. Thank you for the strategy though, it is obviously a winner.
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  • Profile picture of the author LegionNate
    Man, that is so awesome. I'd love to take more of an insider's look into this. It's exactly what I want to do, but some of the small technicalities really have me stumped. Would you be willing to show this in more detail in person to someone who, let's say, has the same name as you and happens to live in the same city?
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      Originally Posted by LegionNate View Post

      Man, that is so awesome. I'd love to take more of an insider's look into this. It's exactly what I want to do, but some of the small technicalities really have me stumped. Would you be willing to show this in more detail in person to someone who, let's say, has the same name as you and happens to live in the same city?
      What parts don't you get? You live in Utah?
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad789
    Originally Posted by NateRivers View Post

    I was replying to a post about what's working for me and once I had written it out I thought that starting a thread might help more people out...

    Here's how my site works that is consistently doing $80-$120 a day:
    1. I created my own product that is a downloadable ebook... that's it, no backend yet.
    2. The niche is something where the main keyword only gets 500-600 phrase-matched searches a month according to Google(for the love of God, don't create a "make money online" product as your first product)
    3. The product is sold from my blog on the same subject that ranks in the top 3 of google for its keyword and a number of the derivative keywords
    4. When someone opts-in to my freebie list on the blog, the thank you page gives them a one-time offer for 40% off the product, and this converts a good percentage of the subscribers. They really do never get that offer again.
    5. The autoresponder sequence sends them a message a day for 6 days that gives more content, as well as offering them 30% off if they act by the sixth day after opting in. After 6 days, no more discount. Another decent percentage buy by the sixth email.
    6. Every blog post I write gets put into the autoresponder, so that every subscriber eventually sees all of my blog posts, and my website stays in their mind/inbox for months.
    7. When someone buys, they automatically get put on a buyers list(you use the email parser function inside of aweber)
    8. The buyers list has an autoresponder sequence setup that emails them every 3 days, giving them more and more information, sprinkled with very relevant/complimentary offers.

    .... That's it in a nutshell right now. My product is on Clickbank, but affiliate sales are very rare, as 99% of traffic comes through search engines, and I haven't really tried getting JVs or anything.

    I'm betting that when I get my backend product done that has audio and video, the site will make a lot more.
    Nate - thanks for the post. So far I have learned that those that share the most - eventually earn the most as well. I am not promoting but I have been working on the Chris Farrell and Yaro Starak programs to learn web site and blogging. Their concept of "over delivery" gets a lot of press. The interviews and comments on their material is always very complementary. That is exactly what I see here. So I want to give you your due and thanks for making the effort. No doubt we will see more of your work - soon. Frankly, if you (or anyone else) has an interest in looking at a "newbie" blog I would appreciate your opinion. Just leave any commentary you have pro or con. I can see from your post - I will definitely benefit. Thanks
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      Originally Posted by Brad789 View Post

      Nate - thanks for the post. So far I have learned that those that share the most - eventually earn the most as well. I am not promoting but I have been working on the Chris Farrell and Yaro Starak programs to learn web site and blogging. Their concept of "over delivery" gets a lot of press. The interviews and comments on their material is always very complementary. That is exactly what I see here. So I want to give you your due and thanks for making the effort. No doubt we will see more of your work - soon. Frankly, if you (or anyone else) has an interest in looking at a "newbie" blog I would appreciate your opinion. Just leave any commentary you have pro or con. I can see from your post - I will definitely benefit. Thanks
      Brad,

      I looked at your blog and it looks good. The main tip I would give you work on building a list. With the banners for Yaro's stuff and all the links in your post to their site, the traffic you do get to your site is gone forever. Yaro will capture their email and yes, you might get the commission if they buy, but had you got their email you could be marketing to them in the future as well.
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    Provo specifically. Seemed to me you were there as well. I think I noticed it in your email sequence. I joined a couple weeks ago.
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      Originally Posted by LegionNate View Post

      Provo specifically. Seemed to me you were there as well. I think I noticed it in your email sequence. I joined a couple weeks ago.
      Nice. I live in SLC now. What more were you wondering about?
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrea Wilson
    I assume that you have done proper backlinking to get to the search engines. Nice going! ...and congratulations on your not so complicated plan to reach that figure.

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  • Profile picture of the author DrFresh
    Awesome man, I've been thinking about doing some little niches like this..

    Great info
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    • Profile picture of the author stevebent
      Im in your autoresponder Nate, I like the training you created

      Of course I'm looking to see how you do the sequence
      and what your offer looks like. Your style is:

      1. Simple
      2. Clear
      3. Easy to understand
      4. To the point

      Excellent job, very impressive. I have a
      few other courses/training, and its these
      few insignificant things that are left out

      thanks,
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  • Profile picture of the author donkey097
    Very simple system, love it, no BS which is the main thing and you dont try to scam and upsell the daylights out of people.
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      Originally Posted by donkey097 View Post

      Very simple system, love it, no BS which is the main thing and you dont try to scam and upsell the daylights out of people.
      Haha... or sell period, let alone upsell.. I've had people PMing me saying I should have turned that into a WSO.
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