I want to launch a product..HELP ME!!

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I have written a guide about one of the ppc method but as this is my first launch i dont really know how to go about it..

Its a very simple guide with around 30 pages and is a simple blueprint of step by step guide with pictures.. i am hoping to sell it for 20$.. and not expecting some huge sales.. but i want to know how i can promote it and stuff..

also i dont want clickbank in this cause i dont have that money to apply for vendor in clickbank..

wht other method can i use for affiliates?.. how can i get reasonable amount of sales? and i already have a ready made sales page can i just modify and use that? thanks..
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  • Profile picture of the author JMSD
    Chulbul

    At the risk of offending you, I'd say that you get what you pay for. If you intend this to be a business, then your business needs cash to get up and running.

    You say you have a website in which case just attach a PayPal pay button on your sales page and wait for visitors. Unfortunately, you'd have a long wait.

    You won't get any affiliates promoting your product since you will have no way of keeping track of your affiliate sales, much less paying your affiliates. Even if you are able to come across a free affiliate program for keeping track of your affiliate sales and paying them on time, you'd need to spend money and/or time to get people to your site, in the first place. Affiliates need to see that your product is converting well before they invest their good money on promoting a product.

    In your shoes, I'd sell a few physical products on eBay (could be things you own but don't need or use anymore but are cheap to post) to get a little seed capital to fund your business.

    Then invest $40 of eBay sales proceeds in Clickbank to list your product. Clickbank will, for no further payment, not only market your product (listing on their directory) but it would also make your product available to their vast number of affiliates.

    Spend $5 per gig on Fiverr.com to get someone to tweet about your product or site to get traffic to your site.

    Sell a few copies and reinvest that money back into your business until it is producing a reasonable return.

    Write or buy licence to another product and repeat the process.

    Hope this helps.

    James
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    • Profile picture of the author Courage
      IMHO you should release this product as a WSO.

      I say this because if you do it as a WSO you are going to get a lot of traffic to your salespage.

      There are 1000's of people in the WSO forum day and night.

      If you release it on your own you are going to have to generate traffic to your site which is a pain.

      A 30 page pdf going for $20 is perfect for being a WSO
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      • Profile picture of the author Reese Richards
        Chulbul, for what it's worth, I agree with Courage. I've released products on my own and it is a tough go driving enough traffic to your site to make it worth it. By leveraging the already massive following that the WF has, you can get instant, and more importantly, targeted traffic.

        It's a tough go the first time around so I'd recommend buying a WSO that shows you how to release WSOs. I can't remember the names but there are a couple out there that will give you all the information you need.

        Even if it takes you a couple of bucks to start, if you do it right, you should be able to make your money back and then some. And by that time, you'll also know how to release your next product and the one after that, learning a little bit more each time.

        Hope this helps. Keep your chin up!

        Reese
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      • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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        Originally Posted by Courage View Post

        IMHO you should release this product as a WSO.

        I say this because if you do it as a WSO you are going to get a lot of traffic to your salespage.

        There are 1000's of people in the WSO forum day and night.

        If you release it on your own you are going to have to generate traffic to your site which is a pain.

        A 30 page pdf going for $20 is perfect for being a WSO
        I would respectfully disagree with this piece of advice. Have you been around the WSO forum lately? It is literally pricing potentially amazing products down to $7. Sure, the OP can go in there and try to sell it at $20; but as a first time seller without an extensive forum presence it probably won't do much.

        I read a free guide a few months back. Can't remember who wrote it or if it is even still being offered; but it was called the empire formula. It went into pretty good detail when it came to the entire product creation business. If you can find it, you will be able to build a full fledged marketing strategy.
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  • Profile picture of the author zamzung
    Courage, he doesn't have money to pay Clickbank's approval fee.. which is why I don't find him serious about this business...
    Also, there is an immediate idea of getting affiliates to do the job for him... sounds strange...
    Ready made sales pages? From where? You should have a unique sales page for your product... Is you product even unique or it's just another PLR material?

    First of all, setup a website to sell it, make a great sales letter and use Paypal for payment processing... you can check Digiresults and their affiliate program... and do some work on your own, before you think about getting affiliates to promote your product for you... you know, doing SEO, building backlinks, bookmarking, article marketing, video marketing, PPC, list building, maybe WSO at some point... forget about big launches and hordes of affiliates if you are just starting out...
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  • Profile picture of the author Ikmal Syifai
    Release it here: Warrior Special Offers Forum

    War Room: $37
    WSO fee: $40
    WarriorPlus: $19

    You'll get a huge exposure and affiliate soldiers in the same time.
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  • Profile picture of the author nrupen
    Real answer to your question:

    Please read all points, you'll just need a domain name, web hosting account and little courage and time to market your product without paying any processing fee.

    - You need an active PayPal account
    - Setup your sales page, if your sales page isn't classy then its better to sale product for less price.
    - Product must have 30 days money back guarantee.
    - Look for the Internet Marketer who builds list to market product, go to his/her blog and find contact me page.
    - Send him/her following offer,

    I have a product for $20 and I want you to promote it to your list for once. You'll get $15 per sale which will be sent directly to your PayPal account after calculating refunds. I'll place your affiliate links on "recommended products" page and I'll also place an offer on download page with your affiliate link.

    Like this you'll place marketer in win-win situation and there are chances that they might take your offer. If they don't reply within 24 hours, then consider it as their no, and find someone who will be ready to promote for you. Process might become little tedious but you'll get results. I hope that solves your problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesrich1
    You already have sales page? Was it done by a copywriter because if not it will be hard to make sales without one writing your sales copy. Go jump in some dumpsters and make the small amount it takes to become Clickbank vendor. I make $50 a day collecting cans and bottles so no excuses with the money issue. Also as a product owner you need some stat results to even think about getting good affiliates. Paid traffic is the way to go but it can be complicated for new marketers. SEO is just as complicated if not more. My suggestion is to go find a product similar to yours and go market it to make the money to launch your own. It will also be proof to yourself that you can effectively market a digital product online. That is my 2 cents.
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  • Profile picture of the author Osman_M
    I'd also recommend listing it in the WSO section but the only things that bothers me about that place are the prices and how they are being driven down day by day. A lot of people are just trying to create buyers list so for them selling a product for $3 is nothing. They are just following the route of under promising and over delivering (atleast as far as the price goes).

    So maybe reconsider your price point and head over to WSO section to give it a try.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chulbul Pandey
      your idea seems like a great one.. I think it will help greatly to add buyers in my email list as i have just started one today.. thanks.

      Originally Posted by Osman_M View Post

      I'd also recommend listing it in the WSO section but the only things that bothers me about that place are the prices and how they are being driven down day by day. A lot of people are just trying to create buyers list so for them selling a product for $3 is nothing. They are just following the route of under promising and over delivering (atleast as far as the price goes).

      So maybe reconsider your price point and head over to WSO section to give it a try.
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  • Profile picture of the author gvmrktr
    You should also consider advertising in free classifieds. They prove to work time after time.
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  • Profile picture of the author mattpaul2000
    A good alternative to clickbank is PayDotCom.

    However, you may want to concentrate your efforts initially on drawing traffic to your offer. Invest some time in writing articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
    Originally Posted by Chulbul Pandey View Post

    I have written a guide about one of the ppc method but as this is my first launch i dont really know how to go about it..

    Its a very simple guide with around 30 pages and is a simple blueprint of step by step guide with pictures.. i am hoping to sell it for 20$.. and not expecting some huge sales.. but i want to know how i can promote it and stuff..

    also i dont want clickbank in this cause i dont have that money to apply for vendor in clickbank..

    wht other method can i use for affiliates?.. how can i get reasonable amount of sales? and i already have a ready made sales page can i just modify and use that? thanks..
    Can you sell it via PPC and turn a profit?

    -Lakshay
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  • Profile picture of the author RobKonrad
    Hi Chulbul,

    I'm sorry as I don't want to sound arrogant in any way; but how can you have ANY competence in PPC if you are not able to shell out 40 bucks?

    I'm all about supporting new guys; but what's more important is that quality of products stays high. If somebody who is not able to pay 40 bucks "teaches" about PPC, how can this product be of ANY value except some copy&paste information?

    If you want to be successful, first try to reach a certain level of knowledge in your area of "expertise"; then people will follow you and buy your (quality) products.

    Cheers,
    Rob Konrad
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  • Profile picture of the author KainHighwind
    If you want to launch a product, you can use a press release to get exposures and social media like Facebook and Twitter as a tool to get good traffic into your site the content must be fresh and unique.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarketingMinded
    You might want to look into a few solo ads to give your sales an extra boost and extend the reach of your product.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulpower
    There are so many ways that you can promote your ebook, but I have to ask the question as to why you are not willing to pay clickbank's approval fee if you want affiliates? I also ask why you are not prepared to pay the 40 bucks for listing your product as a WSO? I would never be prepared to ask this kind of question on here unless I was ready to back myself up and do these important steps.

    Also, PPC marketing is a great value soruce of information, but unless you are serious about lisiting your product as a unique product on the WSO, and/or pay clickbank's approval fee, I can only think you may not be that serious about your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
    Originally Posted by Chulbul Pandey View Post

    also i dont want clickbank in this cause i dont have that money to apply for vendor in clickbank..
    I know this has been said but it needs repeating. May I ask respectfully how much you have earned from the PPC method you are so keen to sell, since you can't muster the $49.95, to get it listed in CB?

    It is a very relevant question.

    Is it just me that finds these "HELP ME!!" threads by so called experts a tad tiresome?

    Nice site by way. Still absolutely astonished you are short of 50 bucks especially with these sort of statements on your signature site.

    For those who know who [chaps name removed] is like me and have followed his past advice, you’ve probably made a killing using blogs before they even became mainstreem.
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