So I finished my ebook, what now?

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I recently finished my ebook... put it on my sales page which is located here, any feedback will be appreciated

Gamer Fitness Guide | From Gamer to Gainer

But, its already been a few days and I'm not seeing any sales... Definitely killing my motivation right now. So whats next?

Set price lower? Increase Traffic? Start selling on Amazon? or putting it on Clickbank? or redesigning the sales page?
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  • Profile picture of the author glennshep
    I'm not very experienced yet so I hope you don't mind my input, but I think others would probably ask the same thing I am going to ask: do you have an e-mail list of subscribers with whom you have built a good relationship? If you have this first and foremost then you'll have people who know, like and trust you and are more likely to make purchase. Please don't lose your motivation though, keep going at it! It might just mean that you need to tweak things a bit and be patient through the quiet times, but keep going and you'll make it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Lenovo
    Your sales page is quite pleasant. Now next thing is to generate traffic. PPV, PPC good options. You should also have affiliate offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lenovo
    Your sales page is quite pleasant. Next step should be genrating traffic to your sales page. PPC, PPV are good options. You should also have Affiliate option
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  • Profile picture of the author tantowdy
    Connecting gamers and fitness is a new thing. Any research before you make this eBook?
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    • Profile picture of the author DarioMontesdeOca
      Originally Posted by tantowdy View Post

      Connecting gamers and fitness is a new thing. Any research before you make this eBook?
      Exactly, I think you may have found a new niche here. Not too many gamers I know of are into body building/fitness. I could be wrong, have you gained any sales yet?
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      • Profile picture of the author Yu Hong
        Originally Posted by DarioMontesdeOca View Post

        Exactly, I think you may have found a new niche here. Not too many gamers I know of are into body building/fitness. I could be wrong, have you gained any sales yet?
        Its not a new thing there are several people out there already doing this. No sales yet unfortunately
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  • Profile picture of the author Cool Hand Luke
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    • Profile picture of the author Yu Hong
      Originally Posted by Cool Hand Luke View Post

      We can't give you any suggestions until you tell us what you're doing to drive traffic or promote your guide right now.
      I had a youtube channel which was geared towards ONLY fitness... so that traffic was completely useless... didn't convert at all, infact they got pretty pissed at my idea.

      So far how I'm generating traffic is joining a couple other gaming fitness relating sites, and advertising myself on their forums, following their members so they'll follow me back.. thats pretty much it right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dr Bloggood
    That's probably not the main reason why you don't sell and I'm no expert on copywriting, but parts of the writing here is weak, with the headline being the worst part. I'm not refering to the content here (good arguments, etc.), but just to the form. The headline e.g. doesn't sound like proper English to me (mind you, English is not my mother tongue). How about "You are about to discover the fun way of transforming your body, getting jacked and feeling amazing - all while shattering the stereotypes of a gamer!"

    Careful with capital letters and small letters, not following one guiding principle here makes the whole thing seem sloppy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yu Hong
    Anyone here thinks it will be better off without the video?
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  • Profile picture of the author canada94
    Looks pretty good, My next step would be to create an affiliate program, this is a great way to leverage your product...then obviously drive traffic.

    Good luck


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  • Profile picture of the author wuser12
    My suggestions regarding sales page -> I think you should change your video for something more catching.

    Traffic
    Social media marketing, join ventures, etc
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  • Profile picture of the author Hani D
    First of all, your sales page is not good, you missed a lot of elements like headlines, sub headlines, the video is too short and doesnt explain much, no bonuses......

    And did you make a pre-launch?
    do you have a list? did you create a social buzz? do you have affiliates?
    I will tell you something, go to You Tube and search for this term "Six Pack Shortcuts" and find how this guy works, I think his channel has more than 100 million views and he adds content on a regular basis.

    Originally Posted by Yu Hong View Post

    I recently finished my ebook... put it on my sales page which is located here, any feedback will be appreciated

    Gamer Fitness Guide | From Gamer to Gainer

    But, its already been a few days and I'm not seeing any sales... Definitely killing my motivation right now. So whats next?

    Set price lower? Increase Traffic? Start selling on Amazon? or putting it on Clickbank? or redesigning the sales page?
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    • Profile picture of the author Yu Hong
      Originally Posted by Profit Wizard View Post

      First of all, your sales page is not good, you missed a lot of elements like headlines, sub headlines, the video is too short and doesnt explain much, no bonuses......

      And did you make a pre-launch?
      do you have a list? did you create a social buzz? do you have affiliates?
      I will tell you something, go to You Tube and search for this term "Six Pack Shortcuts" and find how this guy works, I think his channel has more than 100 million views and he adds content on a regular basis.
      I made some social buzz around my youtube page... but the traffic it bought didn't convert since it wasn't exactly targeted. No list yet, no affiliates...

      But I'm sure people dont even have to search for "six pack shortcuts" to know who they are... that guy has ads EVERYWHERE literally... I'm guessing he pays alot fo ads?
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I would add more bullet points, and focus more on the link between "gaming" and "gaining muscle".
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  • Profile picture of the author Antonio J.
    You can add your offer to some affiliate networks such as clickbank or even some CPA networks, but in order to do that, you must make your salespage better. It has to convert very well and this one probably doesn't because the video is so short and there are lots of other things to work on.
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  • Profile picture of the author WarrenPeterson
    Interesting connection. What market research told you that gamers wanted to buy a fitness guide?

    And which market segment of gamers are you going after? Teens? young adults? Guys like me, in our 40s? Men? Women? Who are you wanting to sell to?
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  • Profile picture of the author Bill Jeffels
    Are you just targeting gamers? If you are you're closing a lot of other people out.

    Your headline doesn't flow.

    The bullet points should be feature and benefit driven.

    Before and after pictures are good as well as the testimonials.

    PS isn't good, put more benefits to the prospect. This is where the people that skim your page will be going. So, wrap up all the benefits your prospect will obtain.

    The money back guarantee sounds good.


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  • Profile picture of the author Bluestarace
    The sales letter definitely needs to be redone. I would say, before investing your time or money onto any kind of traffic, paid or free, work on your salespage.

    Some sentences sound unnatural. The bullet points and headlines need to be more stronger.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yu Hong
    Thanks for the feedback everybody, looks like I have lots to work on.

    And to answer Warren and Bill, I target gamers of all ages, and I know just targeting gamers alone will take away a huge percentage of the population who wants to get fit but dont game... But this is a smaller niche which has fewer competitors than just fitness itself.
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    • Profile picture of the author WarrenPeterson
      Originally Posted by Yu Hong View Post

      Thanks for the feedback everybody, looks like I have lots to work on.

      And to answer Warren and Bill, I target gamers of all ages, and I know just targeting gamers alone will take away a huge percentage of the population who wants to get fit but dont game... But this is a smaller niche which has fewer competitors than just fitness itself.
      I have no problems with the micro niche, a properly designed business in a micro niche often outperforms a larger niches. The key though is that the micro niche has to be targeted, and those targets need to be buyers.

      If you are targeting gamers of all ages, you will not be successful. I'm in my 40s, I have four kids, and have been married 20 years. What marketing message are you going to use to sell me on getting fit that you will also use to sell the 17 year old girl playing alone in her parent's house on getting fit?
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      • Profile picture of the author Yu Hong
        Originally Posted by WarrenPeterson View Post

        If you are targeting gamers of all ages, you will not be successful. I'm in my 40s, I have four kids, and have been married 20 years. What marketing message are you going to use to sell me on getting fit that you will also use to sell the 17 year old girl playing alone in her parent's house on getting fit?
        I think health is an important aspect of getting fit, and it applies to all ages. Some are more health conscious than others, but eventually everyone will realize health is more important than anything.

        If a person in their 40s played the same games out nowadays 17 year olds play, instead of only playing solitaire or minesweeper. Then I think the content in my ebook will relate to both age groups.
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        • Profile picture of the author WarrenPeterson
          Originally Posted by Yu Hong View Post

          ...If a person in their 40s played the same games out nowadays 17 year olds play, instead of only playing solitaire or minesweeper.....
          Wow, you do NOT know current gamer demographics very well.... You should go do some market research on which demographic is the single largest purchaser of video games...

          Congrats on cutting out the one demographic that has money and would buy your product with that comment.
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  • Profile picture of the author erwin78
    Hi everyone,

    the price isn't low so you must drive very targetted traffic to your site.

    I would lowerr the price and put it on amazon kindle.

    All the best and see you to prosper.

    Erwin.
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  • Profile picture of the author Troy_Phillips
    First off you are cold selling to a market that just barely exist. You need to build a list of gamers and warm them to the benefits of getting their muscle on.

    The sales page you have now is going over the technical benefits. Those usually do not sell. You need to go over the emotional benefits and paint a picture of the gamer receiving those benefits.

    Is it easier to sell grinding your butt off to gain a couple of inches to your chest or to sell the feeling you get when that pretty little blonde neighbor runs her fingernails across your new definition?
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  • Profile picture of the author connorbringas
    Originally Posted by Yu Hong View Post

    I recently finished my ebook... put it on my sales page which is located here, any feedback will be appreciated

    Gamer Fitness Guide | From Gamer to Gainer

    But, its already been a few days and I'm not seeing any sales... Definitely killing my motivation right now. So whats next?

    Set price lower? Increase Traffic? Start selling on Amazon? or putting it on Clickbank? or redesigning the sales page?
    Now you need to drive your traffic to the squeeze page-maybe do some SEO-write some articles, blog posts, etc.
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  • Yea the copy needs to be improve upon! What you can do is find a big player in your niche and see want he promote for you. Make sure you give him a reason to promote! That would be the quickest way to get some sales!
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    Have you tried using PPC ads and solo ads to drive targeted traffic to your pitch page?
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    • Profile picture of the author Yu Hong
      Originally Posted by YasirYar View Post

      Have you tried using PPC ads and solo ads to drive targeted traffic to your pitch page?
      No I havn't, I think I need to work more on my copy first. Reading a book right now on copywriting and seeing I made alot of mistakes.

      I guess this is what happens when I cheap out and try to do everything myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mario Castelli
    First of all, I love your angle. But I don’t think you have the concept anywhere near its potential.

    Here’s why:

    Your targeting is all wrong.

    Your copy basically alienates everyone that isn’t a hardcore gamer… without giving the “gamers” any sexy reason to seek you out as the solution.

    Why should they take your advice? Just because you play video games? So what? They can follow some other buff guy’s program and then go back to their games after. In their mind, the two don’t have to go together.

    You need to make them go together.

    And the way you do that also happens to open you up to a much larger market.

    Instead of being the guy lasered in on “fitness for gamers”… be the “gaming guy in the fitness industry.”

    Come up with cool video game concepts… and then apply them to fitness.

    Instead of interval training… it’s a “Fat Loss Fatality”. Instead of making progress, it’s “Leveling Up”. Instead of a pre-workout shake, it’s Super’s Mario Star Smoothie… They aren’t drop sets, they’re “Kill Streaks”… It isn’t muscle soreness, it’s “respawning”… They aren’t getting fit, they’re activating GOD MODE… etc… etc, etc…

    Talk to them on their own terms… shit that excites them…

    And then… and this is important…

    Show how ANYONE can use the concepts you discovered as a gamer to get ripped fast.

    We all know video games. We’ve all played them. And we associate them with fun, so if you can capture that fun in your marketing, people will become much more receptive to you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Yu Hong
      Originally Posted by Mario Castelli View Post

      First of all, I love your angle. But I don't think you have the concept anywhere near its potential.

      Here's why:

      Your targeting is all wrong.

      Your copy basically alienates everyone that isn't a hardcore gamer... without giving the "gamers" any sexy reason to seek you out as the solution.

      Why should they take your advice? Just because you play video games? So what? They can follow some other buff guy's program and then go back to their games after. In their mind, the two don't have to go together.

      You need to make them go together.

      And the way you do that also happens to open you up to a much larger market.

      Instead of being the guy lasered in on "fitness for gamers"... be the "gaming guy in the fitness industry."

      Come up with cool video game concepts... and then apply them to fitness.

      Instead of interval training... it's a "Fat Loss Fatality". Instead of making progress, it's "Leveling Up". Instead of a pre-workout shake, it's Super's Mario Star Smoothie... They aren't drop sets, they're "Kill Streaks"... It isn't muscle soreness, it's "respawning"... They aren't getting fit, they're activating GOD MODE... etc... etc, etc...

      Talk to them on their own terms... shit that excites them...

      And then... and this is important...

      Show how ANYONE can use the concepts you discovered as a gamer to get ripped fast.

      We all know video games. We've all played them. And we associate them with fun, so if you can capture that fun in your marketing, people will become much more receptive to you.
      Thanks for that man, really good points you've made and gave me a very different perspective. The kill streaks one just killed me hahaha, damn that was great.

      I actually have alot of that stuff in my ebook, I guess I need to bring that information out for free to attract gamers.
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  • Profile picture of the author David DeAndre
    Your product and sales letter need a lot of work. I can tell within 15 seconds of looking at your site that you're (a) targeting a very small market, which may not be profitable and (b) you haven't done your research to understand your market: their wants, needs, problems, desires etc. It's cool to target a niche (gamers who need to lose weight) but I think you'll miss out on a lot of sales by targeting such a small niche. If your product works, why not target everyone else?
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      What is the word count on your book?
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