1st sale ever! but the 2nd?? :)

by Joe Ox
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I just got my first sale ever a few days ago. First time in my life when I get money without selling my time. I started at the end of april. I had this idea for an ebook, so I dry tested it using google ads and a sales page built in kompozer. I got some clicks on the buy now button. So, I wrote the ebook, I put it online and the same day I got my first sale. The ebook is advertised on google ads. After that first sale, I expected sales everyday, but I have't got any more for a few days.
Any suggestions on how to improve the sales of an ebook?
(I already changed ads and sales pages a few times looking for the best combination of them)

Cheers
#1st #2nd #sale
  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by Joe Ox View Post

    I just got my first sale ever a few days ago. First time in my life when I get money without selling my time. I started at the end of april. I had this idea for an ebook, so I dry tested it using google ads and a sales page built in kompozer. I got some clicks on the buy now button. So, I wrote the ebook, I put it online and the same day I got my first sale. The ebook is advertised on google ads. After that first sale, I expected sales everyday, but I have't got any more for a few days.
    Any suggestions on how to improve the sales of an ebook?
    (I already changed ads and sales pages a few times looking for the best combination of them)

    Cheers
    Congrats. I would caution you not to change things up to soon, especially since you already made one sale.

    Joey
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    • Profile picture of the author kolled
      Its great that you took action and got something out there. Are you getting enough traffic before changing things around? Are you tracking to determine which keywords bring in the best results?

      If you aren't, then you're flying blind. Tracking is key. Then increase your traffic and see where you need to concentrate your efforts based on which source/keywords that bring in sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author louie6925
    Now you are all set to go, its time to really start marketing your page! drive traffic to it and really ramp it up! ....you know your product sells, so there should be nothing stopping you!
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  • Profile picture of the author MayfairNoble
    Congrats on your first sale. Keep up the good work, make sure you never give up experimenting with what works best!
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  • Profile picture of the author easternodyssey
    Other than posting the link on other forum or social networking site no. I assume the one customer was just someone quite random who ended up on the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author sriram rajan
    Twesting and changing are good things, make sure you split test so you do keep a version which brought you the sales upfront and then add your testing to it so you get the best of both worlds ... also search for forums on the topic an try to contcat the forum moderator for an partnership of the product.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Ox
    thanks everyone
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  • Profile picture of the author Nics
    Testing is key and don't change anything before you have a statistically significant amount of clicks/impressions etc...

    Use a calculator. Here's a spreadsheeet I came across:

    A/B testing significance calculator (spreadsheet in Excel) « I love split testing – Visual Website Optimizer Blog

    But there's also online calculators.

    This is key.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kajova
      Hi Joe

      Well done on the sale

      Are you targeting both the search and content networks? Remember to use negative keywords to your advantage to only receive the traffic you want - targeted traffic will help to boost your conversion rate while keeping clicks low

      Adrian
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Ox
      Originally Posted by Nics View Post

      Testing is key and don't change anything before you have a statistically significant amount of clicks/impressions etc...
      How much clicks/impressions is a significant amount? I am changing now after 100 clicks. Do you guys think it's too early?
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      • Profile picture of the author Marc Sa
        Originally Posted by Joe Ox View Post

        How much clicks/impressions is a significant amount? I am changing now after 100 clicks. Do you guys think it's too early?
        You should see how much sales you get per 500 clicks.

        By the way, I don't know if you are doing it, but always try to capture visitors email ! Install optin forms in the salespage to follow up the prospects, an exitpop if you want, and the most important : capture the buyers!
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Run more ads in differnet places, do some free marketing, and sell more to the customer that you already have.
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  • Profile picture of the author champion510
    Great that you got your first sale..
    now fix up the site so you can get even more sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author fedor50
    Great job by getting that first sale. Now you must simply focus on tweaking and testing your sales copy and once you find a profitable formula, focus on scaling it up
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Davis
    Have you thought about lengthening the e-book a bit by adding more of an intro, and then giving away the first XX pages for free? Pot Pie Girl (aka Jennifer Ledbetter) does this with her One Week Marketing Plan (here: One Week Marketing with PotPieGirl - How I Make Money Online For Free - My Affiliate Marketing Guide -- the pop up with that offer comes up after a brief period).

    I think it's a great marketing tactic to entice your prospects further into the sales funnel.

    Best of luck to you!
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  • Profile picture of the author galmiar
    Congratulations on your first sale. Hope it will be the start of many, It's positive you've had one so soon, took me months to make my first sale online. There is lots of helpful information on the warrior forum about ebook sales I'm sure you'll find helpful. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author zigzag007
    You need to start a affiliate program on clickbank.
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  • Profile picture of the author martimoney
    I agree with the last comment. Make sure you are capturing leads. Building a list is crucial for future sales. Congrats on the quick sale.
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